Fairness must drive consumer policy in 2020

by Gerard Brody, CEO of Consumer Action Law Centre   Fairness will be the big issue in consumer policy during 2020. It is being talked about like never before. This follows on from Kenneth...

A dynamic year for consumer advocacy

There’s no denying that 2019 was a dynamic one for Consumer Action, bringing a wave of change for consumer rights in Australia. You can find out more about what we’ve been up to this past year in our...

Rent4Keeps sued over unaffordable consumer leases

A Victorian woman living with a disability has brought proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court regarding five consumer lease contracts from Darranda Pty Ltd, trading as Rent4Keeps, and Mobberley Ente...

Insurance Claims Handling: Taking Action on Recommendation 4.8 of the Banking, Superannuation & Financial Services Royal Commission
The Treasury - Insurance Claims Handling: Taking Action on Recommendation 4.8 of the Banking, Superannuation & Financial Services Royal Commission, March 2019

Claims handling is the most critical part of the insurance process for many consumers.  Unfortunately, ‘legal loopholes’ have caused undue stress and delayed resolutions for too many consumers in thei...