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Federal court targets dodgy door-knocking sales tactics

While the Do Not Knock legislation remains in limbo, there's better news on the legal front.

28 Sep 2012 | ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has hailed the Federal Court decision a three-way win for consumers.

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In-app purchases under the microscope

The NSW government takes Apple to task over sneaky in-app purchases.

21 Sep 2012 | The NSW Minister for Fair Trading says consumer regulators are looking at ways to put a stop to parental bill shock resulting from in-app purchases.

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End to 'Financial Counselling' confusion

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’.

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Retailers push for online GST

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.

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ANZ faces class action lawsuit

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.

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CHOICE targets online geoblocking

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.

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Hope for end to energy network ‘gold plating’

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.

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A cap on roaming?

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?

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Calls for better country of origin labelling

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.

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Banks respond to credit card reforms

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

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