CFA Chair highlights progress for 2011

CFA held its Annual General Meeting by video conference on 21 November 2011. Catriona Lowe, CFA Chair, provided an overview of CFA’s achievements during the year and our plans for the future. This is an edited version of her remarks. It gives me great pleasure to report on the successes of CFA over another year. [...]

By | November 28th, 2011|Events, Everyday Consumer|0 Comments

World Standards Day – 14 October 2011

A landmark event in the Standards community is World Standards Day, with this year’s theme of Creating Confidence Globally. It is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards, and to raise the importance of standardisation [...]

By | September 5th, 2011|Events|0 Comments

Energy at home: Current issues for consumers: Tuesday 13 September

Prices, products, pressures, protections. And politics. A briefing and discussion For legislators, policy makers, industry, consumer advocates. Australian energy prices are rising fast - faster than inflation, faster than wages, and faster than in other advanced economies. The energy market and its products are becoming more complex. Find out why and what this means for [...]

By | August 30th, 2011|Energy, Events|0 Comments

One week to ACCAN Conference: Our Broadband Future

There is only one more week to go until the 2011 ACCAN National Conference, a chance to explore and question what universal access to high-speed broadband will mean for Australian consumers. Far from being a meeting of “tech heads”, this conference will offer an in-depth exploration of the bigger picture challenges, opportunities and possibilities presented [...]

By | August 29th, 2011|Communications, Events|0 Comments

The Evolving Landscape of Financial Counselling

The South Australian Financial Counselling Association's (SAFCA) 2011 Conference The Evolving Landscape of Financial Counselling will be held on 26 and 27 September at the Rydges South Park Hotel, Adelaide.  Speakers include Dennis Nelthorpe – West Heidelberg Community Legal Service Kat Lane – Consumer Credit Legal Service NSW Mark Henley – Uniting Care Wesley Adelaide [...]

By | August 1st, 2011|Credit, Debt, Events|0 Comments

Alice Springs consumer rights expo

Are you having trouble with your bank, struggling to pay bills or having problems with your landlord? Come along to the Alice Springs 'Know Your Rights Expo' on 17 August. Experts will be there from ASIC's MoneySmart, Legal Aid, Consumer Affairs, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and the Financial Ombudsman Service. The expo is being held [...]

By | July 20th, 2011|Events, Everyday Consumer, Finance|0 Comments

Our Broadband Future

ACCAN national conference 2011 7-8 September 2011 Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney With the rollout of the National Broadband Network underway, many consumers want to know what Australia’s future will be like with universal access to high-speed broadband. What sort of services and applications in the home will telecommunications providers be able to offer their [...]

By | July 12th, 2011|Events|0 Comments

World Consumer Rights Day

March 15 was World Consumer Rights Day and the theme this year was Consumers for Fair Financial Services.  Consumers' International challenged consumer organisations around the world to use this day to highlight concerns, and lobby their governments and industry bodies to ensure access to secure, safe and fair financial services for all consumers. [...]

By | March 15th, 2011|Events, Finance|0 Comments