Farewell John Wood.
John Wood died peacefully on 19 February 2016 after a long brave struggle with cancer. John was a leading member of FEMAG. He had a long career promoting consumer rights including as head of the Federal Bureau of Consumer Affairs for 10 years. He and others promoted the introduction of Freedom of Information legislation in Australia. He was later appointed as Deputy Commonwealth Ombudsman.and then worked with countries in the South Pacific to improve government accountability and reduce corruption. John was made an Member of the Order of Australia in 2014 for his service to consumers.
FEMAG Seminar on the advertising of therapeutic good and services, March 17, 2016
The Advertising of Therapeutic Goods and Services (and its Regulation) was held on Thursday 17 March 9:15am - 5:00pm. The seminar was organised and supported by the University of Sydney, Health Law Centre, the Foundation for Effective Markets and Governance in association with the Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University, the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University and Choice (the Australian Consumers Organisation). This seminar outlined the current concerns that consumer (and health professional) organisations have with the advertising of therapeutic goods and services and explore ways in which the system(s) might be improved.
Jean Tirole Wins Nobel Prize in Economics for Work on Regulation
WASHINGTON - The French economist Jean Tirole, a student of imperfect markets, has spent decades dissecting the many industries where competition does not fulfill the textbook promise that prices will be low and quality will be high. Mr. Tirole's work has helped governments to improve cable television service, to restrict credit card fees and to crack down on harmful monopolies.
- 2002-1 Developing Countries and the Market System — Toward Better Policy for Aiding the Contribution of Civil Society Consumer Organisations, 2002
- 2002-2 International Effective Markets Regulation: Collaboration amongst Asia Pacific Countries in Consumer and Competition Regulation, 2002
- 2003-1 Report of the Review of Statutory Oversight Agencies and Community Advocacy in the ACT, 2003
- 2003-2 A Global Competition Policy: A Role for Civil Society? 2003
- 2003-3 Successful Deregulation and Privatisation, 2003
- 2004-1 Making Energy Markets Work for Consumers in Australia, 2004
- 2005-1 Regulation and Consumer Benefit: Compliance in the National Energy Market, 2005
- 2007-1 Australia’s Consumer Policy Framework: Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry, 2007
- 2009-1 Submission on Australian Energy Market Commission Climate Change Study 1st Interim Report
- 2009-2 Australian Energy Market Commission Climate Change Study 2nd Interim Report
- 2009-3 Australian Energy Market Commission Review of Demand Side Participation in the National Electricity Market
- 2009-4 Submission on Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Exposure draft bill
- 2009-5 Submission to Senate Select Committee on Climate Policy
- 2010-1 A Draft Action Plan for the more effective implementation of the Consumer Rights Protection Act, 2009 in Bangladesh, 2010
- 2011-1 AEMC Climate Change Study Final Report
- 2011-2 Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness: Submission, 2011
- 2012-1 UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection — Making Them Work in Developing Countries, 2012
- 2012-2 A Policy Trilemma — Creating an Affordable, Secure and Sustainable Energy Market, 2012
- 2012-3 Information and Communication and the Rights of the World’s Consumers in the 21st Century: Updating the UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection
- 2013-1 Resource Manual to Support Revisions to the UN Guidelines For Consumer Protection
- 2014-7 Wealth of Nations or Why Lots of Tax can be Really, Really Good
- 2014-1 Review of New Zealand FSLC organisation