The following overview of consumer policy issues comes from the most recent Consumer Federation of Australia members’newsetter. 

Reimagining the Corporation: Fiona Guthrie’s speech to the National Consumer Congress

Fiona Guthrie AM, CEO of Financial Counselling Australia, gave an inspiring keynote address at the ACCC 2019 National Consumer Congress.
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2019 CFA Advocacy Prizewinner announced

The 2019 CFA Advocacy Prize was awarded to Financial Counselling Australia for the National Online Gambling Consumer Protection Framework. 
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Button battery safety failures

CHOICE says children’s lives are being jeopardised by business ignoring button battery risk.
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Payment demanded by gift card? It’s a scam

Gift cards are increasingly the payment method of choice for scammers. 

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Telcos warned about disability information failures

The ACMA has formally warned telcos for failing to provide information to consumers with a disability.
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Ban on vendor term and rent-to-buy transactions to make buying a home fairer for all Victorians

The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019 has been introduced to Parliament.

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No interest loan plan puts roof-top solar within reach of struggling households

NSW Government to provide no-interest loans for solar and batteries.
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ACCC 2019 focus on consumer guarantees and anti-competitive practices

Large retailers supplying electrical appliances and whitegoods will be a key enforcement priority for the ACCC in 2019.
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Renters must be at centre of reforms, CPRC report finds

Latest research report The Renter’s Journey launched at CPRC Policy Connect Series Forum #1.
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Systemic Insight Report: Sales Practices Driving Consumer Debt

Telecommunication Industry Ombudsman's report recommends that providers improve selling practices to reduce consumer financial over-commitment and debt.
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Trusted Internet of Things service or product

A new set of principles cover the key areas that must be taken into account to create a trusted consumer Internet of Things service or product.
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Going further with a financial counselling review

Following the Royal Commission’s Final Report, The Coalition Government is conducting an immediate review of financial counselling services.
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Know Your Rights When Moving House

The Victorian Government is urging people to be vigilant when hiring a furniture removal company, following an increase in reports about removal and freight services. 
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AuthorRay Dennis