Consumer Rights


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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Don’t call us, we’ll call you

CONSUMER advocacy group CHOICE claims its research has shown that Australians are being bombarded with unsolicited calls.

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Crossing the digital divide

HOW are older Australians engaging with the computer?

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