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Latest News

Media release: ‘Vendor terms’ home ownership deal a fantasy with no basis in reality

January 27th, 2015

An application was lodged with VCAT after Ms Sheree Becker, and her company Again Investments Pty Ltd signed a single mother of two children to a $309,000 ‘rent to buy’ contract.


Submission: Facilitating electronic financial services disclosure

January 21st, 2015

Consumer Action has provided a submission on Australian Securities and Investments Commission Consultation Paper 224: Facilitating electronic financial services disclosure.


Submission: Legal Services Council's consultation on General Rules

January 16th, 2015

Consumer Action and Financial Rights Legal Centre have made a joint submission to the Legal Services Council's consultation on the proposed General Rules under the Legal Profession Uniform Law.


Submission: Law Council of Australia's consultation on Uniform Rules

January 16th, 2015

Consumer Action and Financial Rights Legal Centre have made a joint submission to the Law Council of Australia's current consultation on the proposed Legal Practice Rules and Legal Profession Conduct Rules.


Submission: The performance and management of electricity network companies

December 18th, 2014

Consumer Action has provided a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications about the performance and management of electricity network companies.


Media Release: Financial System Inquiry puts consumer welfare first

December 8th, 2014

The Financial System Inquiry recognises that consumer welfare should be the core goal of the financial system and makes recommendations that promote fairness, strengthen consumer protections and recognise the value of proactive regulators.


Have you borrowed from Sunshine Loans or Cash Loan Money Centre?

November 27th, 2014

Have you had loans from Sunshine Loans or Cash Loan Money Centre? You may be entitled to compensation.