Consumers need a stronger voice in federal politics

Despite consumers being the country’s biggest interest group, the reality is consumer-focused policies fail to exist. With the federal election just days away Ian Jarrett and Fiona Guthrie from the Queensland Consumer Association have written an opinion piece for The Courier Mail outlining the lack of attention the federal government pays to consumers. The article provides several policies that parties should adopt to assist consumers and emphasises that active, confident and well-informed consumers drive competition and are a vital part of a dynamic
national economy.

The QCA takes aim at excessive credit card surcharges that far exceed the cost of provision, intrusive door-to-door sellers, as well as the never ending confusion tactics employed by telecos in their plans and contracts.

Read the full article at The Courier Mail website.