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CFA recently published its Federal Election Agenda, calling on the government to make changes within the consumer advocacy sector. The agenda is available here.  As of the 30th of June, CFA has received responses correspondence from the Australian Labor Party , the Coalition Liberal & National Parties, and the Australian Greens. The responses are available below. Coalition Liberal…

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The Productivity Commission has published a press release, calling on people to provide valuable input into the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation. The Commission seeks to change and meet the evolving demands for the future direction of telecommunications within the Australian market.   Commissioner Paul Lindwall states that ‘currently we have in place a Universal Service…

Read More The changing telecommunications market: have your say

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The Medical Board of Australia has released guidelines, informing practitioners who perform cosmetic medical and surgical procedures The guidelines follow a series of mishaps where individuals have been harmed by cosmetic and surgical procedures. These guidelines intend to keep patients safe whilst not restricting practitioners from doing their job effectively.   The rallying support from…

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The article below was written for the special 2016 Children Rights Edition of the HRLC Monthly Bulletin, Rights Agenda, developed in collaboration with the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre, King & Wood Mallesons and the Human Rights Law Centre. DISCLAIMER: Please note that material in this Bulletin (Material) is intended to contain matters which may be of interest.…

Read More Children and consumer product safety: Current regime and scope for reform

Ian Jarratt in Store Ian Jarratt in Store

                    Ian Jarratt, an Executive member from the Consumers Federation of Australia, is the leading voice on the ISO Project Committee, who are creating a standard on Unit Pricing. Today, he sits with us to explain the importance of comparing prices for consumers.  The unit price…

Read More The price choice: Consumers want comparative pricing, The ISO Project Committee aims to deliver just that