Submission: 2015-16 Federal Budget

Consumer Action welcomes the Government’s invitation to the Australian community to provide input to the 2015-16 Commonwealth Budget. We continue to be mindful of the current economic conditions and...

February 2015

Should payday lenders be regulated under NCCP? Banking Day, 24 February 2015, Nathan Lynch Payday loans: beware the lure of quick money The New Daily, 23 February 2015, Alice Uribe Bills take...

January 2015

Don’t mention the ‘P’ word News.com.au, 31 January 2015, Frank Chung Property spruiker facing legal action over rent-to-own scheme Brisbane Times, 24 January 2014, Chris Vedelago Former top banker i...

December 2015

Read, watch and listen to media featuring Consumer Action from December 2015. Government in "emergency" funding crackdown on vocational colleges https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=...

December 2014

What the Murray Inquiry will mean for you News.com.au, 9 December 2014, Frank Chung Consumer groups broadly labelling the Financial System Inquiry report a 'win' ABC PM, 8 December 2014, Amy Bainbrid...

Submission: Energy Green Paper

Consumer Action has provided the following submission to the Department of Industry on the Energy Green Paper. Australia’s energy market is rapidly changing, with the unprecedented fall in energy d...

November 2014

Bloody shocker: The dodgy things power companies do that drive us crazy News.com.au, 28 November 2014, James Law Consumer lease companies accused of targeting vulnerable people ABC PM, 27 November 20...
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Consumer Action’s 2013/2014 Annual Report

Consumer Action’s 2013/2014 Annual Report  and Financial Report now available and features information about our: Legal practice; policy team; MoneyHelp financial counselling service; Volunteer p...

October 2014

Power companies given ‘green light’ to bait and switch, consumer advocates say news.com.au, 24 October 2014, Frank Chung Retailers forced to be upfront about rising electricity prices Canberra Times,...

September 2014

Dangerous waterslide and parking fees add to woes at Frankston’s Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre Frankston Standard Leader, 29 September 2014, Christian Tatman Queensland Government-owned fir...

Submission: Financial System Inquiry Interim Report

Consumer Action welcomed the panel's interim report, particularly that fairness, as much as stability and efficiency, are important objectives for the financial system. We strongly support the panel's...

Money Smart Week 2014: Time for a money health check

If you could earn yourself $20,000 for an hour or two of work, I’m guessing you’d think that’s a pretty good deal; and you’d be right. But when that same equation is presented with a pay-day that’s 20...