Events

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…

Read More World Standards Day – 14 October 2011

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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…

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

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…

Read More One week to ACCAN Conference: Our Broadband Future

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…

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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…

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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…

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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. More details…

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