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  • Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct Bill consultation

    The ACCC is developing guidance on its approach to enforcing the recently adopted Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct Bill that introduces new prohibitions into the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA). We invite you to contribute to the development of this guidance by making a written... More
    Closes 6 January 2020
  • Further consultation paper - Button batteries in toys for children up to and including 36 months

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on toys for children up to and including 36 months of age which contain button batteries . The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised... More
    Closes 13 December 2019
  • Review of the information standard - Cosmetics ingredient labelling

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the information standard on cosmetics ingredient labelling. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer... More
    Closes 13 December 2019
  • Murray-Darling Basin inquiry - public forums registration form

    The ACCC is hosting a series of public forums in November to hear the views of those engaged in, or affected by, markets for tradeable water rights in the Murray-Darling Basin. In particular, we invite irrigators, investors, water brokers, service providers facilitating the trading of... More
    Closed 29 November 2019
  • Murray-Darling Basin Inquiry - Issues paper

    The ACCC is conducting an inquiry into markets for tradeable water rights in the Murray-Darling Basin. We invite you to contribute to the Inquiry by responding to the ACCC's Issues Paper and/or by attending a public forum. Submissions We encourage you to make a submission in... More
    Closed 29 November 2019
  • Draft guidelines on claims under section 95ZN of the CCA in price inquiries

    The ACCC seeks your views on its draft guidelines regarding claims in price inquiries under section 95ZN of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). The guidelines provide information about the approach taken by the ACCC in assessing whether to disclose information under section... More
    Closed 20 November 2019
  • 2019 Strategic Review - external stakeholder survey

    The ACCC's Compliance and Enforcement Policy and Priorities sets out our priority areas for compliance and enforcement activities and lists the primary factors we will consider when deciding to pursue issues or matters. Feedback from businesses and consumers is invaluable when drafting... More
    Closed 25 October 2019
  • Review of the mandatory safety standards for portable fire extinguishers

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory safety standards for portable fire extinguishers. The ACCC prefers submissions to be provided via the ACCC... More
    Closed 18 October 2019
  • Button Battery Safety Issues Paper

    The ACCC has formed a taskforce to investigate the safety of button batteries and products that contain them. As part of this investigation, the ACCC is seeking information from stakeholders to understand the extent of any market failure in the supply of button battery consumer products and... More
    Closed 30 September 2019
  • Humane Farm Animal Care (CTM 1914662)

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is considering an application from Humane Farm Animal Care to register a certification trade mark (CTM). The CTM intends to certify that animal derived products bearing the mark have complied with Humane Farm Animal Care’s... More
    Closed 30 August 2019
  • Draft guidelines on the repeal of subsection 51(3) of the CCA

    The ACCC seeks your views on its draft guidelines about the repeal of subsection 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA). Prior to its repeal, subsection 51(3) of the CCA provided a limited exemption for some intellectual property-related conduct from some anti-competitive... More
    Closed 19 July 2019
  • 2019 ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference registration

    Economic regulation in Australia: Still fit for purpose? The 2019 ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference will be held at the Sofitel Brisbane Central on Thursday 1 August (commencing at 8:30am) and Friday 2 August (finishing at 12:30pm, followed by lunch from 12:30-1:30). The cost to... More
    Closed 18 July 2019
  • Review of the information standard - Care labelling for clothing and textile products

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the information standard on care labelling for clothing and textile products. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised... More
    Closed 14 June 2019
  • Quad bike safety standard exposure draft

    The ACCC has conducted an investigation into quad bike safety, including considering the merits of implementing a safety standard for quad bikes under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The ACCC has made a recommendation to the Assistant Treasurer to make a mandatory safety standard. A copy... More
    Closed 10 June 2019
  • Consultation on ACCC Guide to the Electricity Retail Code

    The Competition and Consumer (Industry Code—Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019 (the Code) will come into force on 1 July 2019. The Code, as a mandatory industry code under Part IVB of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, is binding on all retailers that supply electricity to small customers... More
    Closed 31 May 2019
  • Consumer Data Right draft rules consultation

    The ACCC has published draft rules for the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in the banking sector. The ACCC is seeking feedback from consumers, businesses and community organisations on the approach and positions of the draft rules, including the privacy aspects. The CDR is a competition and... More
    Closed 10 May 2019
  • CDR data access model for energy consultation

    The ACCC is seeking feedback from interested stakeholders on the proposed models for consumers to access their data in the energy market. Your views will help us form a position on the preferred data access model for the application of the consumer data right (CDR) in energy . The... More
    Closed 22 March 2019
  • CDR implementation planning (banking)

    The ACCC is seeking to better understand the number of stakeholders interested in being accredited under the Consumer Data Right (CDR) regime, including intended timing. This information will assist us in planning the implementation of CDR in the banking sector. If you are likely to seek to... More
    Closed 22 March 2019
  • Review of the safety standard for corded internal window coverings

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the safety standard for corded internal window coverings (CIWC) - located below the survey and titled ' Consultation - Corded Internal... More
    Closed 13 March 2019
  • CDR data access model for energy consultation

    The ACCC is seeking feedback from interested stakeholders on the proposed models for consumers to access their data in the energy market. Your views will help us form a position on the preferred data access model for the application of the consumer data right (CDR) in energy . The... More
    Closed 12 March 2019
  • Consumer issues impacting Indigenous people

    The National Indigenous Consumer Strategy (NICS) reference group is seeking to better understand consumer protection issues affecting Indigenous people in Australia. The survey covers key priority areas of the 2017–2019 NICS action plan: Trading practices Scam practices Housing... More
    Closed 28 February 2019
  • 2019 Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture and National Consumer Congress registration

    The ACCC will be hosting two key consumer events in Melbourne – the annual Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture (co-hosted with CHOICE) and the National Consumer Congress. Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture Wednesday 13 March 2019 RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne 6:00 pm–8:30 pm ... More
    Closed 28 February 2019
  • Tobacco Free Portfolios Limited - Certification Trade Mark application

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued an initial assessment of a certification trade mark (CTM) application lodged by Tobacco Free Portfolios Limited (CTM 1845132). There are three variations of the mark, illustrated below. The ACCC’s initial... More
    Closed 22 February 2019
  • CAANZ consultation on 'unsafe' and 'reasonable durability' draft guidance

    Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) seeks your views on draft guidance on the concepts of ‘durability’ and ‘unsafe’ under the consumer guarantees provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). CAANZ is Australia’s principal national forum for government policy,... More
    Closed 15 February 2019
  • OxoPak Pty Ltd – Certification trade mark applications

    For the reasons set out in the attached final assessment statement of reasons, the ACCC has issued a final assessment approving certification trade mark application No. 1852562 lodged by OxoPak Pty Ltd (illustrated below). Consultation As part of the ACCC's assessment of the CTM,... More
    Closed 31 January 2019
  • Quarterly Compliance Report review

    As part of the Australian Energy Regulator’s transformation program announced in July 2018, we are reviewing a number of the AER’s ways of working. This includes a review of the Quarterly Compliance Report: National Electricity and Gas Laws (QCR). This short survey seeks your views on the... More
    Closed 25 January 2019
  • Fixed line and wholesale ADSL services - FAD inquiry 2018

    On 12 December 2018, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into making final access determinations (FAD) for Telstra’s six fixed line services and for wholesale ADSL. The purpose of this consultation is to seek early submissions from industry participants, other stakeholders and the public... More
    Closed 25 January 2019
  • Electricity market monitoring discussion paper

    The ACCC released a discussion paper on 21 November 2018 seeking feedback on: the analytical framework for monitoring, including the expectations of market outcomes and participant behaviour the measures we use to monitor monitoring the impact of policy developments the process... More
    Closed 19 December 2018
  • 2018 Broadband speed claims guidance consultation

    The ACCC has published its Report on effectiveness of broadband speed claims guidance and consultation on further enhancement (attached below) which assesses the effectiveness of its Broadband Speed Claims - industry guidance and seeks input on updating it. The ACCC released the guidance... More
    Closed 19 December 2018
  • 2018 Digital Radio consultation

    On 19 November 2018, the ACCC released a public consultation and position paper for the Digital Radio access undertakings. The purpose of this consultation is to seek submissions from industry participants, other stakeholders and the public more generally on a range of questions relevant to... More
    Closed 17 December 2018
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