In The Media | 6 December 2016

ACCC targets disability purchasing power

Guidance to empower people with disability to use their consumer rights when buying goods and services under the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Deputy Chair of the ACCC, Delia Rickard said the rollout of the NDIS was one of the biggest policy reforms in generations that would affect more than 460,000 Australians with disability.

“The NDIS provides many consumers with disability the opportunity to exercise choice and the power to make purchasing decisions for the first time in relation to their disability needs,” Ms Rickard said.

“The ACCC is warning new and existing businesses that they must comply with their obligations under the Competition and Consumer Act, which includes the Australian Consumer Law.

She said that during the NDIS rollout, she expected to see a range of new entrants in the market, which was good for competition.

Source: PS News