Productivity Commission Inquiry into consumer policy

The Productivity Commission expects to release its draft report on consumer policy by late July/early August 2007.

The Commission is to report on:

  • ways to improve the consumer policy framework to assist and empower
    consumers, including disadvantaged and vulnerable consumers, to operate
    effectively in increasingly complex markets;
  • ways to better harmonise and coordinate consumer policy across
    jurisdictions, including by reducing reliance on industry-specific
    regulation and making greater use of general consumer regulation;
  • any areas of consumer regulation that are unlikely to provide net benefits and which could be revised or repealed; and
  • the extent to which more effective use could be made of
    self-regulatory, co-regulatory, consumer education and consumer
    information approaches and principles-based regulation.

The Commission has completed its intial public hearings.

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