In this short animated video, Legal Aid Queensland’s Paul Holmes, senior lawyer (consumer advocate), Civil Justice Services team talks about consumer credit insurance. In the ‘legal information bites‘ series, Legal Aid Queensland talks about the law, your rights and where to get legal help if you need it. To find out more about your consumer…Read More How to access your consumer credit insurance in 3 steps
Working from home has specific cyber security risks, including targeted cybercrime. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has tips when working from home. Consumer groups are pushing for stronger cybersecurity responses from governments, internet providers and manufacturers, with clear and actionable guidance for consumers. Standards Australia has joined with AustCyber, industry leaders and the NSW…Read More Working from home and cybercrime – how safe is my information?
The Medical Costs Finder is an online tool that helps people understand the cost of common medical procedures by specialists in Australia. In line with the Australian Government’s strategy to improve understanding and transparency of out of pocket costs, the web tool uses the most recent publicly available Government data about what people have paid…Read More Understand the cost of medical procedures using Medical Costs Finder
The surge in credit card fraud, identity fraud and scams is commonly achieved through mailbox theft. Identity crime costs Australia upwards of $1.6 billion each year, with the majority (around $900m) lost by individuals through credit card fraud, identity theft and scams. Mailboxes have become an easy target for thieves who find breaking into them…Read More Identity theft and mailboxes
The Code Governance Committee (the Committee), has launched its website insurancecode.org.au. The Committee’s website is an independent resource for consumers, small business and Code subscribers that will be periodically updated with news about its work and publications. The Committee’s website includes: information about the Committee and what it does, the Code and Code subscribers information…Read More General Insurance Code Governance Committee launches website
Tasmania’s building and consumer regulator, Consumer, Building and Occupational Services, has released Edition 2 of its Consumer Connections Magazine. As well as providing advice specific to Tasmanians applying for building approvals and lodging complaints against service providers, the magazine includes great tips for all consumers. Safety in the home, how to choose a suitable NBN…Read More Consumer Connections Magazine out now
New website shares the frustrations of many people who live in run down public housingRead More Get it Fixed! Prompting NSW Public Housing to repair the system
Major consumer organisations join to campaign for cheaper medicinesRead More Should only pharmacists profit from falling drug prices?
ICAN and FCA have released a video to help consumers understand free financial counselling servicesRead More A financial counsellor can get you back on track: Video
ASIC program to improve consumer and financial literacyRead More MoneySmart secondary school teaching package launched
Dr Ken Harvey sees dangers in self-regulation of complementary medicinesRead More “It worked for me” – or do you want evidence?
Education materials designed for refugees and new migrants produced by Community Footscray Legal CentreRead More Phones and the Internet: Your Rights in Australia