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New legal advice shows Government can claw back VET FEE-HELP money

Consumer Action Law Centre today released new legal advice from an eminent Queen’s Counsel about the Federal Government’s ability to claw back VET FEE-HELP funding.  The advice is that the Government could compulsorily recover VET FEE-HELP money paid out to dodgy vocational education providers. This release follows reports that the Federal Cabinet is currently considering […]


Parliamentary Inquiry into Retirement Housing commences today

The much anticipated Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into the retirement housing sector commences today at Parliament House. Representatives from government, the retirement housing industry and the community sector are scheduled to appear. The inquiry was established earlier this year after persistent claims that retirement housing in Victoria is too complex, too expensive, and leaves retirees silenced […]


New polling shows that Australians are ready for a Retail Ombudsman

A new poll released today made a strong case for the establishment of a Retail Ombudsman, a free and informal way to resolve disputes between everyday Australians and businesses, including tradies and online shops. Sixty percent (60%) of Australians surveyed by IPSOS* said that they would use a Retail Ombudsman if available. This is remarkable […]