Our submissions

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 7, 2020

Submission to Privacy Act Review Issues Paper

CPRC has a keen interest in how Australia’s privacy protection framework can be reformed so it offers modern, robust protections that ensure Australian consumers, and our overall society, are better off as the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to gather speed.

November 6, 2020

Submission to Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020 Exposure Draft

CPRC welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Office of the National Data Commissioner’s (ONDC) consultation on the Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020 Exposure Draft.

November 5, 2020

Submission to the ACCC CDR Rules Expansion Amendments Consultation Paper

This response outlines our key concerns regarding consequences of the proposed Rules changes and offers specific suggestions where different approaches may produce better results for consumers.

October 21, 2020

Submission to Treasury Consultation on Consumer Data Right Legislative Amendments

The consultation proposes amendments that shift sectoral assessment and rulemaking functions away from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and into the Treasury.

August 28, 2020

Submission to Consumer Data Right Energy Rules Framework Consultation Paper

Throughout the submission we highlight areas of the CDR in energy Rules that need to be geared toward building consumer trust in data access processes and protections.

May 24, 2020

Submission to The Treasury: Inquiry into Future Directions for the Consumer Data Right: Issues Paper

Our key message in responding to the Inquiry’s March 2020 Issues Paper is to emphasise that future directions for the CDR must continue to be envisaged as for the consumer, about the consumer, and seen from the consumer’s perspective.

April 21, 2020

Submission to ACCC Ad-tech Inquiry – Issues Paper

This inquiry is a chance to provide an evidence-base for interventions that prevent concentrations of market power and drive positive consumer outcomes.

March 25, 2020

Submission to Australian Human Rights Commission – Human Rights and Technology Discussion Paper

We first expand on three core recommendations reflecting on the broader policy environment and highlighting some of the central issues in relation to rights and needs of citizens and consumers in a data-driven society.

March 2, 2020

Submission to Code of Practice – Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) for Consumers

Our research also shows that Australians want more transparency and control in relation to how industry collects, uses and shares their data, and they expect government to regulate industry conduct in this area.

January 30, 2020

Updating Victoria’s Open Data Policy – Submission to the Department of Premier and Cabinet review of the DataVic access policy

This report finds that consumers in Australia may face a very different set of outcomes for shopping online than they have traditionally experienced in bricks-and-mortar shops.

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