Consumer Rights


Ensure your home is fire safe this winter – smoke alarms for hearing impaired

WOULD you hear your fire alarm if it went off during the night?

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No longer a need to re-register for Do Not Call

DO NOT Call registrations are now ongoing thanks to a change which passed through both Houses of Parliament last month.

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Food labelling on the agenda

THE AUSTRALIAN Government is under pressure to overall food labelling after at least 19 people contracted Hepatitis A from frozen berries grown and packaged overseas.

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Life insurance

LATE last year, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released a report documenting poor advice provided to life insurance customers.

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Consumer watchdog fines Invocare $102,000

AUSTRALIA’S funeral industry giant InvoCare  – who owns cemeteries, crematoria and brands including White Lady, Simplicity and Guardian – has been hit with a $102,000 fine for allegedly misleading customers who had purchased burial plots prior to January 2011.

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