Australian Repair Summit

Right to Repair is spreading in Australia! On July 9th, a full day summit will be organised to discuss repair and the right to repair.

The “summit is an opportunity for interested Repair stakeholders to genuinely engage with Government, policy makers and industry to discuss the emerging Right to Repair movement.”

@Mend_It_Australia will you be attending? Can’t wait to hear the outcome of the event!

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Yes, and YES! Mend It is on the steering committee for this summit, and all going well COVID and general health wise Danny and I will be tinkerer travelling from Melbourne to Canberra for this inaugural event. It’s really exciting to be championing the right to repair in Australia in 2021.

Karen and Danny Ellis

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AIMS

This full day summit is an opportunity for interested Repair stakeholders to genuinely and openly engage with Government, policy makers and industry to discuss the emerging Right to Repair movement, in an event that welcomes discussion, relevant questions and respectful debate.

The aims of this summit are twofold:

  • Firstly, it will provide participants with an update on the emerging Rights to Repair movement in Australia. This will be achieved through presentations by the ACCC on the Mandatory Sharing of Car Repair and Service Information legislation as well as the ACCC’s Agricultural Machinery: After sales market inquiry . The Productivity Commission will also present their recommendations of their draft Right to Repair report.

  • Secondly, the summit will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss the emerging Right to Repair movement, in an event that welcomes discussion, relevant questions and respectful debate. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss and network and ask questions of participants and to provide contributions and feedback to presenters about their experiences in Right to Repair movement.

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The summit is 10 days away and Australia is locking down its States and territories due to COVID. At this time the summit is planned to go ahead face to face but if Queensland locks down until 9 july or after, the summit’s organiser will be unable to convene face-to-face proceedings. The next option will be online only. Stay posted for developments or contact the organiser for further details.

https://events.griffith.edu.au/event/811180d7-cb83-44b5-9541-156c59cbbb1d/websitePage:ec8c9ecc-474d-4884-acb7-23bd419f58e4

One of my repairers just sent me a link to the sessions. Sharing here in case anyone wants to take a look (haven’t managed to personally, yet)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4zrmTsZj_s

Clare

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It’s an interesting watch.

Shane Rattenbury (ACT Minister for Consumer Affairs) is formally from Greenpeace and understands that Australia needs to act. Lots of good stuff in his talk to have a dig into.

Kyle from iFixit is his usual, fabulous, self.

The other sessions have also been captured on the same YouTube channel.

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The audio during my session of the summit was reported by some as not too good. If you missed hearing Mend It’s presentation here is a recording. https://youtu.be/f9lJLr1Ut-s

Thanks, Karen

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The Summit Steering Committee has received feedback from a survey sent out to those who attended the event. Findings were mostly positive and very encouraging.

This survey will inform any future event/s and the formation of a repair alliance of sorts. This alliance’s structure and TOR are being worked through albeit slowly. Why slowly? There is no funding [yet] and most members on the steering group have day jobs.

Karen Ellis
Mend It, Australia