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Consultations

  •  - Open11 days left to have your say

    This consultation follows the completion of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Review. On 30 October 2018 the Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, announced the Government’s release of the final report on the Review of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct by Professor Graeme Samuel AC. The final report makes 14 […]

  •  - ClosedConsultation Paper

    On 20 August 2018, the Government announced a package of measures to put downward pressure on electricity prices. As part of this package, the Government announced that it would task the ACCC with monitoring of retail prices, wholesale bids and conduct and contract market liquidity in the National Electricity Market (NEM) between 2018 and 2025. […]

  •  - ClosedDraft Regulations

    The Government has released for public consultation exposure draft regulations to support Competition and Consumer Amendment (Gift Cards) Bill 2018 and an explanatory statement. The Bill mandates: three year minimum expiry dates for gift cards; requires gift cards to display expiry dates; and bans post-purchase fees. The regulations will implement a national scheme for the […]

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