Consumer advocacy practices are actions taken to protect the rights and promote the interests of consumers. These people fighting for buyers’ interests are mostly in groups and are referred to as consumer advocates. There are many consumer advocacy panels in Australia that have assumed several roles like exposing products that are rendered unsafe for public consumption. Popular panels in Australia include:
The Australian Energy Market Commission Establishment
The Australian Energy Market Commission is the main policy adviser to the Australian government on matters concerning energy. The body makes and amends rules revolving around gas, electricity and also provide advisory services to its government.
AEMC was established in 2005 and has its headquarters based in New South Wales. They are presently led by Anne Pearson who is the Chief Executive. Some of the commissioners of this panel include Allison Warburton, Charles Popple, Michelle Shepherd and Brian Spalding.
Despite being a government adviser, all the laws set by the organisation are considerate of the consumer interests to avoid exploiting them.
National Electricity Market (NEM)
This is an organization whose jurisdiction is within the Australian borders on matters electricity. The consumer advocacy body is for the connection of electricity transmission grids in the eastern and southern part of Australia. It has a responsibility to ensure that each consumer has access to power. The activities of this panel are sponsored by the Australian Energy Market Commission. It is managed by the Australian Energy Market Operator.
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
This government bureau was founded in 1999 and has its headquarters in Yallambie, Australia. It is a subsequent department of health. Its main goal as stated in their motto is to protect people and also the environment from the adverse effects of radiation and also nuclear safety.
The country also has various non-governmental consumer advocacy panels.