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Consumer Voices: Sustaining Advocacy and Research in Australia's New Consumer Policy Framework

Date:

Friday, 8 May 2009

Content ID:

1532

Abstract:

The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, the Hon Chris Bowen MP, has released an issues paper entitled Consumer Voices: Sustaining Advocacy and Research in Australia's New Consumer Policy Framework.

This issues paper outlines the Australian Government’s approach to consumer policy, as well as existing Australian Government support for consumer advocacy and consumer policy research. It raises issues in relation to finding sustainable approaches to supporting consumer advocacy and consumer policy-focused research in the medium to long term.

Interested parties are invited to submit comments in resonse to the Paper. While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please email responses in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment. A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Commonwealth) for a submission marked 'confidential' to be made available will be determined in accordance with that Act.

Closing date for submissions: Friday, 17 July 2009

Address written submissions to:
Consumer Advocacy and Research Issues Paper
Competition and Consumer Policy Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent
PARKES  ACT  2600

Email: Consumeradvocacyresearch@treasury.gov.au

Facsimile: (02) 6263 3964

Documents Available:


Acrobat (PDF) documents

 Acrobat (PDF)

Issues Paper  803.94kb

Microsoft Word (RTF) documents

 Microsoft Word (RTF)

Issues Paper  864.88kb

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