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  • New Legislation to mark the end of VET FEE-HELP disaster: MEDIA RELEASE

    Federal Minister for Skills and Vocational Education, Senator Michaelia Cash has announced new legislation that will waive VET FEE-HELP debts that were incurred because of inappropriate conduct by VET providers or brokers.  Debt waivers will mark the end of a public policy disaster which led......

  • Consumer groups respond to resignation of ASIC Deputy Chair: MEDIA RELEASE

    The Consumer Action Law Centre, Financial Counselling Australia and CHOICE have responded to the news of ASIC Deputy Chair Peter Kell’s resignation by calling for the Government to ensure that he is replaced by a person with a similar strong consumer protection background. The Treasurer......

  • Grant Stewart – Royal Commission Witness: MEDIA RELEASE

    Today Victorian man Grant Stewart, 61, gave evidence to the Financial Services Royal Commission about a life insurer pressure-selling insurance to his son, who has a disability.   Mr Stewart told the Royal Commission that:  He discovered Freedom Insurance had cold-called his son and s...

  • Why are Victorians paying too much for energy?

    This is a simple question with many complicated and at times contested answers. But there are a few things that everyone can agree on. Retail charges represent a large component of our energy bills – they are equivalent to network charges and exceed wholesale charges......

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