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=http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/government-in-emergency-funding-crackdown-on-vocational-colleges/story-fn59niix-1227629782578&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNEu-hzGcqe_CBZFG57LASRIwlAdbw
RBA lets banks off the hook on credit card fees https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://thenewdaily.com.au/money/2015/12/03/rba-lets-banks-hook-credit-card-fees/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNFxBfP4oeFodqdFFHctGm4wFaiW3A
data breach notification bill lands https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/delayed-australian-data-breach-notification-bill-lands-20151203-glfbnt.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNHf5VloOoeh4dkxbD2vhtByposr_A
Still no insurance premium reminders for Australian consumers https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.choice.com.au/money/insurance/home-and-contents/articles/previous-year-premiums-on-renewal&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNHk-S7FKC8oTEadWT1xDOPxYOKncQ
ICA sets out to improve product disclosure statements https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.paintandpanel.com.au/news/news/ica-sets-out-to-improve-product-disclosure-statements&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNG9GZzGwbQ3tsfUycvhTHwxyzeccA
Insurers to tell customers about bill changes in renewal notices https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/insurers-to-tell-customers-about-bill-changes-in-renewal-notices/news-story/df0b90f5701fc4150518dd5162dc9cb5&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNET1-7srhk9hDyFt2kLnYecXLzNog
Consumer insurance ripe for reform https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/consumer-insurance-ripe-for-reform-20151212-glm8tf.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNGeY6CXeryrxEVy16uLSLvVWb2pDQ
Consumer credit insurance could create next financial scandal https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.afr.com/business/insurance/why-consumer-credit-insurance-could-create-the-next-financial-scandal-20151212-glm8wi&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNEMVdisib7slAnVVtwa8yCSIi7qTA
Uber customers in legal limbo over complaints https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/uber-customers-in-legal-limbo-over-complaints-20151216-glp01m.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNHaCikiWbUby4oUjsjTwrqua2ABEA
Most Australians fail to pay off debt in interest-free honeymoon on credit card balance transfer deals https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/most-australians-fail-to-pay-off-debt-in-interestfree-honeymoon-on-credit-card-balance-transfer-deals/news-story/bf2aa2a187e1e02382de0b9e141b4994&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNERAsvcwcYYYgpxrE4rMDBJ7SbWDw
Push for clarity on credit card rates, fees https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/30384955/push-for-clarity-on-credit-card-rates-fees/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNEh0R7jiKcnq5ROy8B6e7c0-635ew
Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is spam emails pushing crippling payday loans https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/costs/dear-santa-all-i-want-for-christmas-is-spam-emails-pushing-crippling-payday-loans/news-story/fd20b3ba404dd84821453db72d515ac3&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNG_2JrosB_q7sZIIUgECpJzDGSOaQ
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