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Latest News

Submission: Proposed Principles of Reciprocity and Data Exchange

April 1st, 2015

The Consumer Action Law Centre, Financial Rights Legal Centre and Financial Counselling Australia have made a joint submission to the ACCC regarding the proposed Principles of Reciprocity and Data Exchange.


Submission: Proposed re-make of Retirement Villages legislation

April 1st, 2015

The Consumer Action Law Centre, COTA Victoria and Residents of Retirement Villages Victoria have made a submission to the CAV review on the effectiveness of Retirement Villages legislation.


Media Release: Consumer voices must be at heart of competition policy reform: Consumer Action

March 31st, 2015

Consumer Action Law Centre welcomes the release of the Harper Review into Competition Policy and particular the finding that purpose of competition is to make the market economy better serve the long-term interests


Submission: Financial System Inquiry Final Report

March 31st, 2015

The Financial System Inquiry (FSI) Final Report was released in December 2014. Consumer Action has made a submission to the Treasury as part of consultation on the final report.


Media Release: Australians want changes to Payday Lending industry

March 31st, 2015

New research released today show that the vast majority of people in Australia are opposed to the lending practices of payday lenders.


Media Release: Trowbridge final report a step in the right direction, but fixation with commissions remains

March 27th, 2015

Consumer Action Law Centre, Financial Rights Legal Centre, CHOICE and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have welcomed John Trowbridge's final report into retail life insurance but believe that the industry has still failed to demonstrated


Work with us: Financial Counsellor

March 23rd, 2015

Consumer Action currently has an opportunity for an experienced Financial Counsellor to join our friendly and professional MoneyHelp team as they provide independent advice to those in need.