Victorians have shared their stories of energy disconnection as part of research by RMIT for Consumer Action Law Centre’s ‘Heat or Eat’ report released today.
Today, ALP Senator Doug Cameron will be leading debate on a Bill to exclude consumer lease products from Centrelink’s welfare budgeting tool Centrepay. What are ‘consumer leases’? A consumer lease is a type of credit contract for the hire of goods where: the hire is for domestic or household purposes; the person hiring the goods does not […]
Bought a second hand car? There’s a good chance you’ve been offered an extended warranty. A Consumer Action investigation has found that warranty providers can avoid paying many if not most claims pursuant to the fine print.
Payday lending and rent-to-buy products are often a source of financial distress and hardship according to Consumer Action Law Centre. The centre welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement that it will be reviewing the laws regulating payday lenders and rent-to-buy companies. These businesses are booming as everyday Australians struggle to meet day-to-day expenses. Researchers estimate the […]
“…one thing is clear—you cannot and must not trust payday lenders.”
“A discount isn’t really a discount if all it’s doing is hiding the real cost”
The Victorian Government’s decision to establish a new body with the power to resolve vocational education disputes is a win for students, according to the Consumer Action Law Centre.
Consumer Action Law Centre says that proposed changes from the life insurance industry to overhaul excessive commission structures and questionable advice are a step in the right direction, but don’t go far enough.
Consumer groups say draft legislation to ban rent-to-buy goods providers from Centrepay is an essential step to protect vulnerable Australians from the high costs imposed by these businesses.
Consumer Action Law Centre welcomes the Victorian Government’s move to stop disclosure of drivers’ personal details to private car park companies through the courts.