Campaigns

Do Not Knock Sticker keeps sellers away Do Not Knock Sticker keeps sellers away

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

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payday loans = debt trap payday loans = debt trap

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

Number Woman - for fair calls for all Number Woman - for fair calls for all

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

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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

CI Food manual cover - cute kid CI Food manual cover - cute kid

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