The terms ‘financial counsellor’ and ‘financial counselling’ have been restricted to not-for-profit organisations.
17 Sep 2012 |
New reforms means that dodgy for-profit enterprises can no longer claim to be ‘financial counsellors’ or to provide ‘financial counselling’.
A government report shows how the GST could be expanded to online sales.
10 Sep 2012 |
Australian retailers are renewing their push to apply GST to sales on foreign-owned websites.
Australian consumers fight unfair bank fees in the High Court.
6 Sep 2012 |
A class action lawsuit is fighting for over $220 million in unfair bank fees collected from Australian consumers.
We've told the Attorney General’s department to protect consumers who bypass online geoblocks.
29 Aug 2012 |
Geoblocks prevent consumers from getting a better deal, and help companies discriminate on price.
End to energy network companies charging consumers for unnecessary infrastructure.
24 Aug 2012 |
New rules could mean electricity companies won't be able to profit from over-investing in their poles and wires.
The Commonwealth rattles a sword at the telecom industry, but will any real enforcement ensue?
23 Aug 2012 |
The announcement of possible regulatory intervention to prevent excessive international roaming charges is good news, but will the telecommunications world really change?
A senate committee report recommends country of origin labelling reform.
20 Aug 2012 |
A senate inquiry has found that Australia's country of origin labelling is in need of an overhaul.
Not all banks are applying the new credit card reforms.
17 Aug 2012 |
Banks are applying new reforms to existing cards in a variety of ways
ACCC takes action against shonky energy door-to-door practices.
17 Aug 2012 |
The ACCC has launched a new initiative targeting door-to-door sales tactics.
Long-time consumer advocate to take the reins at CHOICE.
13 Aug 2012 |
CHOICE's next CEO, Alan Kirkland, says strengthening ties with members, consumers, businesses and government will be one of his top priorities.