Consumer Action Workshop

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Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 25 May 2016


Seminar Room 1.04, Coombs Extension Building (8), Fellows Road, ANU
ANU Canberra


A programme listing all speakers is available for viewing at the downloads tab.


+61 (0)2 6125 3948

The Consumer Action Workshop is a half-day interactive forum for consumer activists, academics, public officials and business people who wish for consumer laws and policies fit for the market place of 2020.

Eight years ago the Productivity Commission expressed the view that almost all economic policies are aimed at improving consumer well-being. Five years ago, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) commenced operation. This workshop will provide a consumer perspective on the extent to which the law and its implementation have improved consumer well-being.

The Workshop is jointly convened by RegNet and the Foundation for Effective Markets and Governance (FEMAG), to propose action points to the Australian Consumer Law Review to rectify current deficiencies in the law and to ensure consumer policy meets the needs of Australian consumers into the future. The workshop also provides an excellent opportunity to network with those who have an interest in consumer law.

A programme is available for viewing at the downloads tab.

Registration for this workshop is required as places are limited by room capacity.

Registrations close 9am Tuesday 24 May.

If you are unable to attend, input can be provided by uploading a file at the registration form. You can also use the registration form to document your input even if you are planning to attend.

Submissions must be no more than 1000 words in length and be in bullet point format. Please address the following questions:

  1. What are the major positives about the current ACL?
  2. What are the major issues or gaps with the current ACL?
  3. If you could make one change to the ACL what would it be?

Please note that an audio record of this event will be made for FEMAG secretariat records.

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet