2016 Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture & National Consumer Congress

Closed 9 Mar 2016

Opened 4 Dec 2015


In 2016, the ACCC will be hosting two key consumer events of the calendar year in Sydney– the annual Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture (co-hosted with CHOICE) and the National Consumer Congress.

Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture

Tuesday 15 March 2016, Sydney Conservatorium of Music (5:30 - 7:30pm)

Is conscious consumption a responsibility or a right? Do consumer choices really make any difference? And what is the role of consumer organisations and regulators?

The ACCC and CHOICE are delighted to invite you to hear from long-time consumer advocate Gordon Renouf, as he presents the latest instalment of the highly regarded Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture series. Gordon is the founder of Ethical Consumers Australia and Good On You, organisations developing innovative ways to support consumers to make ethically minded choices.

National Consumer Congress

Wednesday 16 March 2016 - The Ivy, Sydney (9:15am - 4:30pm)

The Consumer Congress is the annual national conference bringing together stakeholders from across the public, private and community sectors to explore the key issues facing Australian consumers.

Hosted by the ACCC, the 2016 Congress will provide a timely opportunity to look at how we can better protect and empower consumers in the lead up to the review of the Australian Consumer Law.

Registration process

Please note that the registration process is separate for each event. This form will allow you to register to either one or both events.

Places for each event are limited. The ACCC will confirm your registration within five business days.

Please be aware that in some cases numbers per organisation have been restricted due to capacity constraints. The ACCC will be liaising with relevant organisations to facilitate the registration process, but we ask that all interested parties consult with their colleagues prior to submitting a registration (as a guide, up to five attendees for smaller organisations can be accommodated).

If you have any questions, please email consumerevents@accc.gov.au


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