Mandatory grocery unit pricing was introduced in 2009. While an important victory for consumers, consumer groups remain concerned that unit prices are insufficiently legible and prominent for many consumers, concerns that have been confirmed in a recent survey.
Read More Unit prices – are they legible and prominent?
A new national campaign will help consumers put an end to unwelcome, dishonest and intimidating door-to-door salespeople. The centrepiece of the campaign is the free Do Not Knock sticker which, when displayed in a prominent location, sends a clear message to salespeople – they are not welcome at this residence. Get yours at donotknock.org.au
Read More Door to door sales people meet a sticky end
Consumer representatives from across the nation demand fairness in energy prices as rule changes are proposed to prevent price gouging by energy network businesses.
Read More Energy rules must change – consumers and big business agree
Number woman has got ACMA, the industry regulator, to support the call for fairs calls for all. But she needs your help to get the changes over the line!
Read More Number woman needs your help to achieve fair call prices from mobiles
With the Commonwealth Parliament’s joint committee on corporations and financial services due to report soon, Annette Sampson reports in the SMH on a Queensland court decision that exposes the problems in the payday lending industry.
Read More Stronger hand needed to stop debt traps – committee to report this week
A national survey of over 300 financial counsellors has slammed the payday lending industry.
Read More Pay day loans harm our clients say financial counsellors
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
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
CFA member ACCAN is celebrating a major step forward in its campaign for fair calls following an announcement today that the telco regulator, the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) will put an end to the high cost of 1800 and 13 calls from mobiles. The ACMA has plans to alter what’s known as the…
Read More Major victory in campaign for Fair Calls from Mobiles
A coalition of consumer and financial counselling organisations has launched a new website to ensure the hard truths are heard in the debate about the future of short term high cost loans – www.debttrap.org.au. The new website delivers the confronting facts about payday loans, busts myths currently being spread by payday lenders, and outlines safer…
Read More Consumer groups launch ‘debt trap’ web site
A new global tool for tracking junk food marketing looks to get governments moving on obesity. The tool, prepared by Consumers International, the global peak for national consumer organisations includes a manual for monitoring children’s exposure to unhealthy food and drink promotions launches worldwide interactive TV commercials and child-friendly websites targeted alongside traditional mediay Consumers…
Read More Global action on junk food marketing and obesity