CHOICE estimates Qantas collects at least $204 million in payment surcharges yearly.Read More Qantas takes $100m extra in surcharges – CHOICE
Government announcements suggest we’ll get a better food labelling system. But in the meantime the discredited DI% labels are still found on our food.Read More Food labelling: Daily intake percentage labels discredited
Media sites are reporting that the Minister for Communications has announced a Parliamentary Inquiry into why Australians pay more for downloads for music, games and softwareRead More Inquiry into high Australian download prices
The Australian Government, with the agreement of Council of Australian Governments (COAG)’s Business Regulation and Competition Working Group, has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a benchmarking study into regulatory impact analysis (RIA) processes.Read More Regulatory Impact Analysis: Benchmarking study
The Department of Health and Ageing has released the Proposals for Regulations and Rules (proposals paper) for the eHealth records program.Read More eHealth proposals paper released
The Attorney General Nicola Roxon has released a discussion paper on contract law reform.Read More Will contract law reform solve problems for consumers?
Consumers need longer expiry dates, protection where retailers become insolvent and provision for change up to $10.Read More Gift card reform needed: consumer groups
CFA member ACCAN’s submission to the 2011–12 Regional Telecommunications Review was based on extensive consultations with member organisations and wider stakeholders. This interview with Robin Eckerman from the Review Committee explains the aims of the review.Read More Regional Telecommunications Review 2011-2012
ASIC has released a consultation paper to commence its review of external dispute resolution (EDR) jurisdiction over consumer complaints in cases where members have commenced legal proceedings to recover debts from consumers.Read More ASIC discussion paper: EDR jurisdiction and debt collection proceedings
The Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council has released a discussion paper on gift cards. Restrictive expiry dates and other terms and conditions have been raised by Choice and consumer affairs agencies. Consumers have also lost when issues become insolvent.Read More Are gift card terms and conditions too tough for consumers?
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services is inviting submissions on MySuper Core Provisions.Read More Inquiry into the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (MySuper Core Provisions) Bill 2011
The Senate Economics Committee invites submissions to the Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2011 and Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011.Read More Senate inquiry into the future of financial advice