Consumer groups play a vital role in helping the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA
) assess issues and the potential impacts of its decisions.
The ERA established the Economic Regulation Authority Consumer Consultative Committee (ERACCC) in March 2005.
The ERACCC was established by the ERA to:
- provide comment to the ERA on issues affecting consumers that fall within the scope of the ERA’s administration of the Economic Regulation Act 2003 (the Act); and
- provide tangible outcomes for consumers through work that members undertake in partnership with other members and the ERA.
The ERA wants to ensure its communication and compliance strategies meet the needs of consumers. Participation in the group will allow members to inform the ERA about issues that impact on both the groups they represent and consumers more generally. In addition, the ERA is able to utilise the ERACCC as a mechanism of informing customers regarding the work of the ERA.
Members were appointed for an initial period of two years and re-appointed for a further two years in March 2007.
The ERA announced new appointments on 25 June 2008, 22 February 2011 and 7 August 2012. Further information can be found in the following notices.
The ERA decided in 2011 to make public the issues discussed in these meetings by issuing a communiqué following each meeting:
Current members of the ERACCC include:
The role of a member is outlined in the Members’ Terms of Appointment document.
Current Observers participating in the ERACCC include:
The role of an observer is outlined in the Observers' Terms of Appointment document.
The ERACCC is chaired by the ERA Chairman, Mr Lyndon Rowe and provided with executive support by the Secretariat.
The ERACCC meets quarterly, for four hours, at the ERA office in Perth.