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Engaged in multiple sectors, our team conducts rigorous consumer and policy research to uncover market failures and consumer harm. We actively collaborate with partners, leveraging national and international perspectives to identify and understand issues within markets. By openly sharing insights, we contribute to the creation of impactful policy solutions, fostering momentum for positive change and advocating for consumer welfare.

December 1, 2023

Treasury – Sustainable Finance Strategy

This joint submission between CPRC and Super Consumers broadly supports the Treasury’s initiatives to engage the investment and finance sectors in the transition towards a more sustainable economy. However, a sustainable finance regulatory framework should not only work for consumers by preventing inherently deceptive ‘green’ claims, but also provide meaningful information about the genuine sustainability features of investment products.

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December 23, 2023

Treasury – New designated complaints function

A designated complaints function recognises the value of complaints from organisations with strong connections to communities, who are able to identify consumer issues at an early stage. This submission outlines minor changes to the draft legislation and a suggested approach to designated complaints to get the best outcome from the new power:

November 28, 2023

Treasury: CRIS – Protecting consumers from unfair trade practices

An economy-wide prohibition on unfair trade practices is a vital addition to Australia’s consumer laws. There are a range of practices that cause consumer harm, and are detrimental to the competitive process, that are not currently unlawful. These practices have become more prevalent with the widespread uptake of online commerce, while also existing in the offline world.

December 20, 2023

Briefing note: Creating a fair, safe and sustainable tomorrow

Briefing note: Creating a fair, safe and sustainable tomorrow. This briefing note reflects on some of the major issues that were discussed at the Congress relating to, consumers and the digital economy, consumers and sustainability, cost of living and its impact on food and product safety

March 24, 2022

Productivity Commission: Australia’s productivity performance – Call for submissions

CPRC believes that the Productivity Commission should take a broader view of how to improve productivity, ensuring that benefits are spread evenly across all consumers. Applying a wellbeing approach to its inquiry and any recommendations to improve productivity in Australia will reduce consumer harms especially for people who experience vulnerability.

May 10, 2023

Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Philanthropy Inquiry

Getting the settings right for philanthropy will make Australia a more generous, connected, and supportive country. This submission puts forward ideas to make the act of seeking philanthropic funding easier for a wider range of charities and looks at additional consumer protections needed.

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