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Ms Lauren Solomon has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Policy Research Centre. Ms Solomon’s most recent roles include Manager of Consumer Policy and Programs, Manager of Economic Policy and Research and Manager of Corporate Responsibility at AGL Energy. Ms Solomon is currently a director of the Energy Efficiency Council and has previously worked in senior policy roles advising the Premier and Ministers in the NSW State Government.
The Victorian Government recently established the Consumer Policy Research Centre to advance the interests of Victorian consumers in consumer policy and regulatory debates. As the successor to the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre, CPRC will draw on more than a decade of specialist utility policy and research, and will take the same rigorous, evidence-based approach to our expanded remit for consumer issues relating to Australian Consumer Law and Victorian consumer property.
CPRC will continue to monitor grassroots consumer issues and the wider policy context to identify research priorities, and will retain a focus on the interests and needs of disadvantaged, rural and regional consumers in considering policy development and implementation. By collaborating closely with government, industry stakeholders and community organisations, we will translate our research findings into policy, programs and fair trading practices to benefit all Victorians.
A new Consumer Policy Research Centre website is currently being developed.