Media releases

2004

Productivity Commission to Inquire into the Economic and Environmental Potential of Energy Efficiency

Further to the announcement in the June Energy Statement, the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, Mr Ian Macfarlane, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Mr Ross Cameron, tod

Productivity Commission Study of the Impact of Advances in Medical Technology on Healthcare Expenditure in Australia

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon Ross Cameron MP, today announced that the Productivity Commission will undertake a study detailing and explaining the impact of advances in med

States and Territories Must Do More to Protect Consumers

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon Ross Cameron, MP, has stressed the need for the States and Territories to do more to protect consumers from real estate related 'get ric

New Edition of Australian Consumer Handbook Will Help Consumers Make Better Decisions

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon Ross Cameron MP, today launched the 2004 edition of The Australian Consumer Handbook.

Senator Sherry's Sneaky Fee Scare

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon Ross Cameron MP, today hit out at baseless criticisms of the Government's superannuation fee disclosure package by Senator Sherry.

Passage of CLERP 9 Signals New Era in Corporate Governance

The passage of CLERP 9 through Parliament is a major step forward in corporate governance that will improve the transparency and efficiency of Australian business, Parliamentary Secretary to

Productivity Commission to Review Part X of the Trade Practices Act

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon Ross Cameron MP, today announced that the Productivity Commission has been instructed to undertake a review of Part X of the Trade P

Establishment of the Shareholders and Investors Advisory Council

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon Ross Cameron MP, today announced the establishment of the Shareholders and Investors Advisory Council as part of CLERP 9.

Superannuation Fees and Charges

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon Ross Cameron MP, today hit out at baseless criticisms that have been levelled at the Government's superannuation fee disclosure package.

Government Rejects Labor's Clerp 9 Amendments as 'Regulatory Overkill'

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Ross Cameron, today rejected Labor's CLERP 9 amendments as prescriptive, 'black letter' law, ill suited to the Australian regulatory environment

Simple Disclosure of Superannuation Fees and Charges

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, The Hon Ross Cameron MP, today released a comprehensive package of reforms to improve and simplify the disclosure of fees and charges by superan

Commonwealth's Commitment to Consumer Product Safety

The Commonwealth Government places a high priority on the safety of consumer products especially when it comes to infant and child products, Ross Cameron, the Parliamentary Secretary to the

Reform of Australia's Product Safety System

Recent media reports have focussed on the issue of consumer product safety, with particular reference to the number of children that have been harmed by consumer items such as prams, baby wa

Mutual Recognition of Securities Offers Proposed

New Zealand Commerce Minister Margaret Wilson and Ross Cameron, Australian Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer today released a joint discussion paper on the trans-Tasman mutual recognition of

Takeovers Panel Appointments

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon Ross Cameron MP, today announced the appointment of four new members to the Takeovers Panel. They are:

Public Exposure of Draft Guidelines for the Release of Price-Sensitive Information

The Hon Ross Cameron MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today released for public comment draft guidelines for the release of price-sensitive information by Australian Government departm

National Consumer Day: "If it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is"

The Australian Government today celebrated National Consumer Day by announcing enhancements to web sites and publications designed to assist consumers protect themselves against scams.

Free Money Management Seminar in Parramatta

A broad range of financial industry experts will be giving advice on financial literacy at a free public seminar being held by local MP, Ross Cameron, in Parramatta next week.

Financial Services Reform - A New Era for Financial Services

Today marks a historic moment for consumers and the financial services industry in this country, according to Ross Cameron, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.

Single Figure Disclosure for Super Fees and Charges

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon Ross Cameron MP, announced that he has taken steps today to resolve a long standing impasse over simple fee disclosure for investment ba