Consumer data – national and international data sources
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Household Expenditure Survey, Australian: Summary of Results (2009-10)
This ABS publication presents a summary of results from the 2009-10 Household Expenditure Survey (HES). The document describes results on expenditure, income, net worth, and other household characteristics within Australia.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent statutory government authority serving public interest in primary competition, fair trading, and consumer legislation (as governed by the Trade Practices Act 1974). The ACCC site contains access to publications, news releases, speeches, and relevant legislation. The Consumer and Business Directory provides quick access to information for resolving consumer or small business problems. http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/8627
Consumers International (CI) is an international, independent, non-profit organisation working towards fair trade and other consumer protection activities. The CI site contains extensive information, including publications, news releases, reports, as well as information on events, campaigns, and projects.
Organization for Economic Development (OECD) Consumer Policy
In consultation with consumer and business organisations, the OECD Consumer Policy Committee works towards ensuring the highest standards of consumer protection globally. The site contains extensive information on consumer protection in OECD member countries.