The ACCC considers imposing mandatory standards on baby-carrying slings
21 Sep 2011 |
After the death of a 2-day-old infant in South Australia, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it’s considering filling a crucial regulatory void by imposing mandatory standards on baby-carrying slings.
20 Sep 2011 |
The Consumer Action Law Centre, Financial Counselling Australia and the Consumer Credit Legal Centre NSW have launched a campaign to end the exploitation of vulnerable consumers by High Cost Short Term Lending, better known as Payday Lending.
Consumers will benefit if joint submission is accepted
16 Sep 2011 |
CHOICE has joined with several consumer organisations in a submission to the first tranche of draft legislation for the Federal Government’s Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms.
Food standards proposal will close meat labelling loophole
9 Sep 2011 |
CHOICE is calling for mandatory country of origin labelling on all unpackaged meat products to help consumers make informed decisions about the meat they’re buying.
8 Sep 2011 |
With Australians being hit with higher energy bills, CHOICE is calling on the Federal Government to create a national energy savings initiative, designed to ensure it results in real savings for households.
5 Sep 2011 |
CHOICE says a review by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) into changes in the way people can pay for goods and services is an opportunity to put the consumer first.
The Government has announced significant changes to payday lending regulations
30 Aug 2011 |
Last week the government announced significant changes to the regulation of High Cost Short Term Lending, better known as Payday Lending.
RBA made an eye-opening adjustment to its assessment of banking fees in its most recent bulletin
25 Aug 2011 |
After reporting in June 2010 that deposit account penalty fees had dropped from $516 million in 2008 to $476 million in 2009, the reserve bank issued a correction. Fees actually dropped from $701 million to $688 million over that period.
24 Aug 2011 |
CHOICE has welcomed the appointment of consumer champion Louise Sylvan to be the permanent CEO of the Australian National Preventative Health Agency (ANPHA)
A creative proposal to make mortgage statements more consumer-friendly
23 Aug 2011 |
Do bank statements make your eyes glaze over? Two creative types from Brisbane are tackling the complexity of the banking sector with an interesting proposal to “fix” mortgage statements.