The ACCC is a member of the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce, which was formed in March 2005 and which comprises 22 government regulatory agencies and departments with responsibility for consumer protection regarding frauds and scams. The ACFT also has a range of community, non-government and private sector organisations as partners in the effort to increase the level of scam awareness in the community. The purpose of the ACFT is to help government members work together to: - enhance the Australian and New Zealand governments' enforcement activity against frauds and scams - run an annual coordinated information campaign for consumers—the National Consumer Fraud Week (timed to coincide with Global Consumer Fraud Prevention Month) - involve the private sector and community groups in the information campaign and encourage them to share information they may have on scams and frauds - generate greater interest in research on consumer frauds and scams.
Type of Body
D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation
Established By / Under
Principal Body / Management Board / Senior Executive Officer
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?