Consumer Rights


Action on paper bills

Few people would have heard of him, but it seems federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack is our best hope when it comes to paper bills and statements.

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Bills for paper bills raised in Parliament

The 'Keep Me Posted' campaign to stop businesses from charging customers for the privilege of having their bills sent in the mail is gathering pace, with a parliamentary motion that would give consumers the right to receive paper bills free and a private members bill.

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Budget 2017: Community Legal Centres safe

Community legal centres offer free legal advice to people on issues as diverse as family violence, welfare, employment and tenancy. They already turn thousands of people away each year due to resource constraints.

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Cashless society enforces honesty

AN estimated $15 billion is lost through tax avoidance and illegitimate welfare payments due to widespread cash economy activity. The estimate is by Michael Andrew, who chairs the Government’s Black Economy Taskforce.

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Campaign for free paper bills

KEEP ME POSTED is a new campaign to promote the right of consumers to printed statements and bills. The campaign is supported by unions, associations, charities, community organisations, councils and … the printing industry.

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