Consumer Action Law Centre is a Melbourne-based consumer advocacy and campaigning organisation that provides free and independent legal assistance and financial counselling.
March 11th, 2014
Wednesday 12 March marks the introduction of a new credit reporting system which will collect far more information about Australians’ credit history. The extra information is supposed to help credit providers make a b
March 5th, 2014
Consumer Action and Consumer Credit Legal Centre NSW have made a joint submission to Treasury on draft consumer credit regulations affecting payday lenders.
March 4th, 2014
Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre, the Victorian Council of Social Services, Consumer Action, and the Financial and Consumer Rights Council have made a joint submission on the Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria independent review.
March 3rd, 2014
Consumer Action welcomes the ongoing reviews of competition within retail markets across the National Electricity Market, and the early consultation undertaken by the AEMC.
Submission: Filing fees for debtors’ petitions, overseas travel requests and an increase to the realisations charge
March 3rd, 2014
Consumer Action's answered at least 1900 calls from low income and vulnerable clients relating to bankruptcy during the 2012-13 financial year, so we are uniquely places to offer insight on this issue.
February 27th, 2014
Consumer Action has made a submission to the Standing Council on Energy on the Final Report: Review of the Enforcement Regimes under the National Energy Laws.
February 26th, 2014
Consumer Action Law Centre has welcomed the Federal Government’s proposal to extend consumer protections to short term and indefinite leases, which aren’t covered by national credit laws.