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    Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC) and Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) today congratulated the Victorian government for its recently announced reforms to the Utility Relief Grant Scheme (URGS). “The Scheme provides assistance to Victorian families struggling to pay a gas, electrici...

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    Today the Australian Senate voted to establish an inquiry into debt management firms (known as debt vultures). Consumer Action Law Centre (Consumer Action) has long argued that debt vultures operate in a regulatory black hole leading to terrible outcomes for Australians struggling with debt. The......

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    The annual report from Energy and Water Ombudsman (Victoria) (EWOV), released today, shows why Victoria’s politicians need to act to tackle the high energy bills crisis. According to the report, complaints are up 8% in a year, and that for the first time since 2012-2013......

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    The release of the Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry today is a watershed moment for the finance sector according to Consumer Action Law Centre and Financial Rights Legal Centre. Commissioner Hayne has slammed the....

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