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  • 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
    Opened 21 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
    Opened 20 May 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
    Opened 16 May 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
    Opened 6 April 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
    Opened 1 April 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
    Opened 29 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
    Opened 8 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
    Opened 6 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
    Opened 25 February 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
    Opened 13 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
    Opened 24 January 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
    Opened 16 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
    Opened 11 January 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
    Opened 21 December 2018
  • 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
    Opened 12 December 2018
  • 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
    Opened 21 November 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
    Opened 21 November 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
    Opened 19 November 2018
  • Review of the permanent ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features

    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 permanent ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features. The issues in this paper have been briefly... More
    Opened 19 November 2018
  • Mandatory safety standard for prams and strollers - Explanatory note on convertible tricycles

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues in the consultation paper on the inclusion of an explanatory note in the mandatory standard for prams and strollers. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC... More
    Opened 5 November 2018
  • Copyright Guidelines 2018 - consultation

    The ACCC is seeking comments and submissions from interested stakeholders on the draft ACCC Guidelines to assist the Copyright Tribunal in the determination of copyright remuneration (Copyright Guidelines). The ACCC has a role under the Copyright Act 1968 (Copyright Act). In proceedings... More
    Opened 23 October 2018
  • 2018 Strategic Review - external stakeholder survey

    The ACCC's Compliance and enforcement policy & priorities and Product safety priorities set out our priority areas and list the primary factors we will take into account when deciding to pursue issues or matters. Feedback from businesses and consumers is highly valuable to us for... More
    Opened 8 October 2018
  • Foreign exchange - Consumer & small business questionnaire

    Sending money overseas and buying foreign cash is a focus of our inquiry into foreign currency conversion services. If you have exchanged money, loaded a travel card, purchased products or services from overseas, or sent money overseas, we want to hear from you. All questions in this... More
    Opened 2 October 2018
  • Proposed variations to Telstra's Migration Plan

    The ACCC is seeking feedback from interested parties on Telstra’s proposed variations to the Migration Plan. On 10 September 2018, Telstra submitted proposed variations to the Migration Plan to the ACCC incorporating: amendments to Telstra’s obligations relating to HFC Services... More
    Opened 18 September 2018
  • Consumer Data Right - Rules Framework consultation

    The ACCC is seeking feedback from consumers, businesses and community organisations on the approach and positions the ACCC proposes to take in establishing rules for the Consumer Data Right (CDR). The CDR is a competition and consumer reform announced by the Australian Government in May 2018... More
    Opened 12 September 2018
  • 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
    Opened 12 September 2018
  • Fixed line services declaration inquiry 2018

    On 31 August 2018, the ACCC released a public consultation and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry. The purpose of this consultation is to seek submissions from industry participants, other stakeholders and the public more generally on a range of... More
    Opened 31 August 2018
  • Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) consultation paper

    On 9 August 2018, the ACCC released a public consultation paper, draft Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) document and templates as part of a consultation process for its proposed Internet Activity RKR. The purpose of this consultation is to seek submissions from a range of stakeholders,... More
    Opened 9 August 2018
  • ACCC Franchising Information Network feedback survey

    We are seeking feedback from subscribers of the ACCC's Franchising Information Network. This free email subscription service provides our readers with updates on the latest news and events relevant to the franchising sector, including useful tools and online resources. Please complete this... More
    Opened 24 July 2018
  • ACCC Small Business Information Network feedback survey

    We are seeking feedback from subscribers of the ACCC's Small Business Information Network. This free email subscription service provides our readers with updates on the latest news and events relevant to the small business sector, including useful tools and online resources which are designed to... More
    Opened 20 July 2018
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