Consumer advocates have responded to the Australian Consumer Law Review conducted by Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand, noting some great wins for Australian consumers. Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) CEO Gerard Brody said in a media release that there are some important changes on the horizon. ‘The Final Report proposes to make insurance contracts…Read More Consumer Advocates Respond to ACL Review
Consumer advocacy group CHOICE has welcomed the establishment of a Senate Inquiry that will examine cases of wrongdoing in the banking and financial services sector. “Sunlight is the best disinfectant. This inquiry gives us a chance to shine a light on the anti-consumer practices that are riddled throughout the banking system,” says CHOICE Head of…Read More CHOICE welcomes inquiry into banking sector
CHOICE has introduced their new consumer assistance tool: Complane. Complane has been developed to minimize the number of difficulties that travelers have making complaints with airlines when their flights are delayed or canceled. CHOICE recently conducted a study into passenger travel, revealing that over the past year, over 23 per cent of travelers faced either…Read More CHOICE launches Complane
Consumer groups CHOICE and Consumer Action Law Centre welcome today’s announcement of new funding and powers to protect consumers of financial services. In 2014-15 ASIC’s budget was reduced by $120 million over four years, in addition to an efficiency dividend of $47 million over the same period.[i] “Today’s funding announcement is good news for Australians.…Read More Consumer groups welcome a stronger ASIC
CHOICE says politicians must now act to terminate the ‘Australia tax’Read More Inquiry delivers blueprint for fairer digital prices
ACCC is cracking down on bottled water companiesRead More CHOICE welcomes crack down on shonky organic claims
CHOICE welcomes new rulings but says there’s more to be doneRead More Consumers call for capped roaming charges
CHOICE says Australians’ love affair with bottled water hits where it hurtsRead More Bottled water has consumers boiling
CHOICE calls on overseas content makers to end discriminationRead More Are Aussies treated like second-class digital citizens?
CHOICE survey shows that credit cards are confusing productsRead More Do you know your credit card rate?
CHOICE wants credit card surcharges to reflect actual processing costsRead More Qantas charts a dodgy flightpath on surcharges
CHOICE says Australians are being had for breakfast by shonky claimsRead More Liquid breakfasts should up and go