The Productivity Commission’s report on its Inquiry into Australia’s Urban Water Sector is a mixed bag for water consumers, but it strongly endorses the need for consumer advocacy on water policy and on consumer policy generally.Read More Productivity Commission reconfirms need for national consumer advocacy and research
Mr Peter Kell, ACCC Deputy Chair and former CHOICE CEO, and Mr Greg Tanzer have been appointed ASIC Commissioners.Read More Peter Kell and Greg Tanzer appointed ASIC Commissioners
CFA member CHOICE updates it’s better food labelling campaign.Read More Momentum building around kilojoule-counts on fast food menu boards
Consumer Action says that ASIC’s report into consumer credit insurance shows that many lenders selling CCI use unfair tactics to sell the product, and that the industry has failed to address problems that have existed for more than 20 years.Read More ASIC exposes consumer credit insurance dirty tactics
The huge range of brands and sizes of grocery items in most supermarkets makes it difficult to work out which are the best value for money.
One way to do this is to compare the price per unit of measure – the unit price.Read More How to save money with grocery unit pricing
Once every three years the Regional Telecommunications Review considers whether people in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia have equitable access to telecommunications.
ACCAN is seeking your views on the top telco issues in regional Australia at the moment to help inform its submission.Read More ACCAN seeks views on regional telecommunications
Rod Sims, new chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission made his first address to the Melbourne Press Club on 10 October 2011, putting a number of sectors on notice, including the major supermarket chains. “The two major supermarkets have significant market power, with many smaller suppliers feeling they lack a real ability to…Read More ACCC Chair puts supermarkets on notice
A disability support pensioner, Ronald Hayes, has taken legal action against Australian’s biggest payday lender in the Victorian Magistrates Court.Read More Cash Converters lending practices challenged in court
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court, alleging misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to the promotion and supply of chicken products. The ACCC is taking action against Baiada Poultry Pty Ltd and Bartter Enterprises Pty Ltd which supply chickens nationally under the Steggles brand, Turi Foods which supplies…Read More ACCC takes action over ‘free to roam’ chicken claims
ACCAN and Financial Counselling Australia are celebrating a major step forward in the Fair Calls for All campaign.Read More Nearly the end for high cost 1800 and 13 calls from mobile phones
ACCAN is currently recruiting for a Director Operations – Deputy Chief Executive Officer. ACCAN is the peak organisation representing the interests of consumers in all aspects of communications.Read More Director of Operations/Deputy CEO at ACCAN
The Federal Court has dismissed allegations by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that internet search engine Google engaged in practices likely to mislead consumers.Read More ACCC pursues solar scams, misleading door-to-door sales and internet advertising