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Resources

Consumer Papers - Australia

An Australian companion, Consumer policy in Australia – a companion to the OECD Consumer Policy Toolkit, prepared by the Standing Committee of Officials of Consumer Affairs in March 2011.

A 2009 research report, Baseline Study for Statutory Warranties and Refunds [PDF 969KB], prepared for the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs.

A Report on the Roundtable on Economics for Consumer Policy [PDF 533KB], hosted by the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy in October 2006.

A Report on the Roundtable on Demand-Side Economics for Consumer Policy [PDF 687KB], hosted by the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy in October 2005.

Consumer Papers - International

A Report on the Consolidation and Simplification of UK Consumer Law [PDF 1.2MB], published by the United Kingdom Department for Business Innovation & Skills in November 2010.

A Consumer Policy Toolkit published by the OECD in June 2010.

A Report on the Roundtable on Economics for Consumer Policy [PDF 534KB], hosted by the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy in October 2006.

A Report on the Roundtable on Demand-Side Economics for Consumer Policy [PDF 688KB], hosted by the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy in October 2005.

Speeches

On 27 November 2009, Dr Steven Kennedy delivered a speech, entitled An Introduction to the Australian Consumer Law, to the Standing Committee of Officials of Consumer Affairs' Forum for Consumer and Business Stakeholders.

On 13 August 2009, Dr Steven Kennedy delivered a speech, entitled The future of consumer policy: should we regulate to protect homo economicus?, to the ACCORD Industry Leaders Briefing.

Published research

The consumer policy and research pages of the following Australian and international organisations provide information about a wide range of issues relating to consumer policy, research and advocacy: