July 07, 2020
Led by CPRC Senior Research and Policy Manager, Ben Martin Hobbs and co-authored by CPRC Research and Policy Director, Emma O’Neill, the report draws together CPRC’s consolidated insights into the common experiences of older people across essential and important consumer markets. It identifies the priority approaches for policymakers to take forward, to improve consumer outcomes and better ensure markets work for people. As we respond to COVID-19 and consider what recovery looks like for consumers, it’s a unique time for connecting, reflection, creative thinking and change.
In this report we turn to the experiences of older people in accessing, navigating and choosing products and services in complex markets. We draw in particular from CPRC’s recent collaborative research into the experiences of older consumers when choosing between retirement villages and navigating the inhome care market. We explore the wider research into consumer experiences of complex markets which reveals the deficiencies and frailties of existing market design.
October 31, 2023
Faulty cars are far too common and disrupt too many lives. This report delves deep into the repercussions of faulty cars on individuals' lives, examines the legal pathways available for those seeking remedies and explores the experience of First Nations people.
March 16, 2023
Australia’s privacy laws rely on notification and consent as the primary means of protecting consumers. The onus is on consumers to navigate complex privacy protections in a continuously complex digital economy. It is time to consider reforms that hold businesses accountable for how they collect, share and use consumer data. It is time to give regulators the power to pause and assess data practices that are causing or likely to cause consumer harm.