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Submitted by Richard_Li on Wed, 09/14/2022 - 21:16
Aliases
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Portfolio

Lead Body
No
Employment Arrangements
Enabling legislation

Section 35 of the PGPA Act applies
Yes
Section 35(3) of the PGPA Act applies
Yes

Outcome #1: Enhanced welfare of Australians through enforcing laws that promote competition and protect consumers, as well as taking other regulatory and related actions including monitoring and market analysis, public education, determining the terms of access to infrastructure services, and discharging regulatory responsibilities governing energy markets and networks
# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The ACCC achieves Outcome 1 by using its resources to undertake the following key activities to achieve its seven strategic objectives: Address anti-competitive conduct and promote competition: initiate compliance and enforcement actions to address harm to consumers and businesses resulting from anti-competitive conduct make decisions on authorisation, notification and certification trademark applications in the public interest undertake market studies and inquiries to contribute to improved market outcomesPrevent anti-competitive mergers: assess mergers to prevent changes in market structures that substantially lessen competitionImprove competition and choice by facilitating safe and secure data sharing by consumers through the Consumer Data Right (a): deliver the enabling technology solutions for Consumer Data Right support Consumer Data Right participants, including through assistance with testing and on-boarding accredit Consumer Data Right data recipients promote compliance with and enforce the Consumer Data Right rules and standardsProtect consumers from misleading and deceptive conduct and promote fair trading: initiate compliance and enforcement actions to address harm to consumers and small businesses resulting from non-compliance with the Australian Consumer Law and industry codes empower small businesses by increasing awareness of their rights under the Australian Consumer Law and industry codes empower consumers by increasing awareness of their rights under the Australian Consumer Law and alerting them to the risk of scams Table 2.2: Performance measure for Outcome 1 (continued)

1.2 Australian Energy Regulator Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The AER exists so that energy consumers are better off, now and in the futureWe focus on ensuring a secure, reliable and affordable energy future for Australia as it transitions to net zero emissions. We regulate wholesale and retail energy markets, and energy networks, under national energy legislation and rules. The AER has functions in all states and territories except Western Australia