Fair trading regulation

Alternate Term Label:
Trade regulation
Fair trade regulation
Trade practices act
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Assessing the competitiveness and efficiency of the Victorian energy retail market

In consultation with interested stakeholders and the public, the Essential Services Commission has developed a framework and approach to help assess whether the Victorian energy retail market is delivering good value to energy consumers.
Report

Keeping watch: how to tell if the energy retail market is delivering for Victorian consumers?

The Victorian government has requested the Essential Services Commission to give effect to recommendation 8A from the Independent review into the electricity and gas retail markets in Victoria, which requires the commission to monitor and report on the competitiveness and efficiency of the Victorian retail...
Report

Trade transformation: supporting Australia's export and investment opportunities

This inquiry considered opportunities for Australian businesses to increase their exports and attract further investment. In particular, the Committee examined what role the Australian government has in boosting exports, such as through supporting research and development, trade agreements and tax incentives.
Discussion paper

Retail investor trading during COVID-19 volatility

This paper outlines some early observations by ASIC staff on trading in securities and contracts for difference (CFDs) during the volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (COVID-19 volatility). It was produced to inform our work in managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and is...
Policy report

Foreign investment reforms

This paper outlines the most comprehensive reforms to Australia’s foreign investment review framework in more than 20 years. The Australian government will shortly release exposure draft legislation for consultation on the reforms prior to its introduction into Parliament, and provide further guidance for investors on...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Warren Truss inflates the impact of GrainCorp's sale on ports

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss claims if the sale of GrainCorp proceeds international companies will control Australia's ports and handling facilities, and decisions will be made in foreign boardrooms.
Report

Sunny side up: strengthening the consumer protection regime for solar panels in Victoria

The rapid growth of the solar industry, the number of players entering and exiting the industry, government financial incentives, the complexity of the technology being sold along with regulatory gaps are creating an environment in which consumer harm can thrive.
Report

Regulator watch: the enforcement performance of Australia’s consumer protection regulators (1st Edition)

Robust enforcement by consumer regulators can protect individual consumers as well as contribute to fairness within markets. This report was conceived in response to the absence of a public mechanism to compare whether, and if so, how much, enforcement work is being done by our...
Report

Regulator watch: the enforcement performance of Australia’s consumer protection regulators (2nd Edition)

Following the first edition of Regulator Watch in 2013, this edition compares the enforcement activities of key regulators, to assess how their performance has improved and renews calls for greater enforcement activity and more consistent, accessible and transparent reporting.
Policy

ACCC/OAIC compliance and enforcement policy for the Consumer Data Right

The purpose of this policy is to help consumers and Consumer Data Right (CDR) participants understand the approach that the ACCC and the OAIC will adopt to encourage compliance with CDR Rules, legislation (including Privacy Safeguards) and Consumer Data Standards. The policy also sets out...