Partnering with some of the world’s biggest technology companies, Australia will offer customers a suite of solutions that could help them save money when purchasing a bat, from a bird feeder to a pet store.
A spokesperson for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said the initiative was part of its efforts to encourage competition in the market for bat feeders and bird feeders.
“As we continue to innovate and innovate with our supply chain, we need more partners in our supply chains to deliver better products to our customers,” said the spokesperson.
“Our customers want to buy bat feeder products and bat feedERs, so we’re making it easier for them to do so.”
The partnership comes after Australia was named as the world leader in bat feederies in 2016 by the Global Bat Feeder Association.
The industry group has been lobbying Australia to adopt a bat-friendly policy, with the industry body saying it is “time for Australia to act”.
The new initiative will be available in Australia, New Zealand and the US, with partner companies expected to be announced in the coming months.