Consumer policy news and updates from Consumers Federation of Australia members, regulators, policy makers, researchers and others. Extracted from the Federation’s latest newsletter: SUBSCRIBE HERE
Consumers’ Federation of Australia has joined a group of financial experts, community advocates, and service providers determined to see stronger laws implemented to protect Australians from irresponsible lenders.
The ACCC's Customer Loyalty Schemes Draft Report recommends better protection of personal data and greater communication with members.
Australian consumers are paying too much for foreign currency conversion services because of confusing pricing and a lack of robust competition, a new ACCC report has found.
CFA has written to the federal Minister for Consumer Affairs, Michael Sukkar MP, asking him to release the government’s plans for the regulations that require large supermarkets to provide shoppers with the unit price of pre-packaged grocery products.
CFA member Nicola Howell (PhD researcher, Melbourne Law School and Senior Lecturer at QUT) is researching the impact of financial difficulty assistance, bankruptcy and debt agreements on consumer debtors.Nicola is inviting people who have used one of these options to complete an online survey.
Consumer, Building and Occupational Services Tasmania provides some useful tips to consumers.
An analysis of CHOICE test data has found key products designed for children still pose a risk.
The Standard specifies performance requirements for the design, installation and testing of drinking-water treatment units designed for domestic and commercial application
The meeting included discussion of consumer guarantees, unfair contract terms, ticket reselling, financial consumer protection and Australia’s product safety framework.
ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry final report reccomends reform to the competition law, consumer protection practices, privacy law and media regulation that govern digital platforms.