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Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Page: 7186

Senator XENOPHON (3:51 PM) —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes that the GROCERYchoice website is of limited usefulness because its surveys are too infrequent and it does not identify individual supermarkets;

(b)   calls on the Government and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to make the GROCERYchoice surveys and website more useful by:

(i)   providing on the website a weekly list of the 10 cheapest supermarkets in each region, and

(ii)   conducting weekly price surveys on 100 goods in each supermarket to create these lists; and

(c)   considers that if changes to make GROCERYchoice more useful to consumers prove cost-prohibitive or impractical, the project should be abandoned and allocated funding be returned to consolidated revenue.

Question put.