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
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs invites submissions on the inquiry into residential strate title insurance.Read More Inquiry into residential strata title insurance
ASIC’s review of the practices of 19 pay day and other short-term small amount lenders has found that while the majority are aware of and taking steps to comply with their responsible lending obligations, further improvements need to be made.Read More ASIC seeks consistency in micro lenders’ responsible lending practices
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched a Recalls Australia iPhone app to provide easily accessible information on recalled consumer goods.
Aimed at consumers and based on information from the Recalls Australia website, the app was launched on YouTube by ACCC deputy chairman Peter Kell.Read More ACCC launches iPhone app for product recalls
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has led a national product safety surveillance program resulting in the recall or removal from sale of over 95,000 unsafe products including trolley jacks, children’s nightwear, bunk beds, cots, hot water bottles, blinds and curtains.Read More ACCC program removes over 95,000 unsafe products
People planning their retirement finances have two new tools to help them make informed decisions, a new retirement planning publication, Financial Decisions at Retirement, and an upgraded MoneySmart Retirement Planner, the online calculator that shows people how to boost their retirement savings.Read More New tools to help consumers plan retirement
In its submission to the Consumer Affairs Advisory Council’s inquiry into .. the Automobile Association has provided detailed information about the cost of motor vehicle repairs – and there are worrying trends. Repairs have risen much faster than inflation, while new car prices have risen much more slowly.Read More Auto repair problems get National Interest: service costs out of control; computers to blame?
ACCC SCAMwatch is advising Australians to ignore recent lottery scam letters requesting $25, credit card details, or payment by cheque in return for a false $15,000 windfall.
Read the latest SCAMwatch alerts from the ACCCRead More New scam alerts: lottery scams and phishing emails
Mr Peter Kell, ACCC Deputy Chair and former CHOICE CEO, and Mr Greg Tanzer have been appointed ASIC Commissioners.Read More Peter Kell and Greg Tanzer appointed ASIC Commissioners
Consumer Action says that ASIC’s report into consumer credit insurance shows that many lenders selling CCI use unfair tactics to sell the product, and that the industry has failed to address problems that have existed for more than 20 years.Read More ASIC exposes consumer credit insurance dirty tactics
Once every three years the Regional Telecommunications Review considers whether people in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia have equitable access to telecommunications.
ACCAN is seeking your views on the top telco issues in regional Australia at the moment to help inform its submission.Read More ACCAN seeks views on regional telecommunications
Rod Sims, new chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission made his first address to the Melbourne Press Club on 10 October 2011, putting a number of sectors on notice, including the major supermarket chains. “The two major supermarkets have significant market power, with many smaller suppliers feeling they lack a real ability to…Read More ACCC Chair puts supermarkets on notice