October 2015

Read, watch and listen to media featuring Consumer Action from October 2015.

Consumer groups call for overhaul of power market controls https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-groups-call-for-overhaul-of-power-market-controls-20151004-gk0rvc.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNHl7xx3L62wxnvGhCvmpvDXFRJH5Q
A weaker ASIC helps no one: consumer groups https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.professionalplanner.com.au/cut-and-paste/2015/10/12/a-weaker-asic-helps-no-one-consumer-groups-40733/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNGcuXsjp0GeaOABI6yy8nCbmTOI3g
Consumers fret over ASIC funding idea https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/10/12/15/59/concern-over-possible-asic-funding-change&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNHG6aDjzs23RmuBqiwmDd_8QS2MAQ
First half hour – 15th October, 2015. Facebook blackmail, council backflip on delegated authority https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2015/10/first-half-hour-15th-october-2015-facebook-blackmail-council-backflip-on-delegated-authority.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNEp_Wsv6taENZUq8zhVZxlQ1VuDTQ
Payday loan mountain to top $1 billion as irresponsible lending skyrockets https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/payday-loan-mountain-to-top-1-billion-as-irresponsible-lending-skyrockets/story-fnagkbpv-1227571171453&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNHa3IzMxWztoWcAN1NtCvY11w8gKQ
Ban bad products before they cause harm: Financial System Inquiry https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.professionalplanner.com.au/cut-and-paste/2015/10/20/ban-bad-products-before-they-cause-harm-financial-system-inquiry-41135/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNFP4Q7y1PfP9wUAtMQywlGQRyoX_w
Government considers more power for ASIC to stop poor financial products https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/government-considers-more-power-for-asic-to-stop-poor-financial-products-20151020-gkdjul.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNFDIc_M8hvNfJg8NgejPcc7j-mBqQ
Mortgage brokers join hit list https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wealth/financial-system-inquiry-mortgage-brokers-join-hit-list/story-e6frgac6-1227576253457&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNHhn6PrAMMd8a1E24-wqdpHTUjMyw
Consumer groups back mortgage broker pay review https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/consumer-groups-back-mortgage-broker-pay-review-20151020-gkecum.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNH0D_rLznQw7fqgLgV-oL6vDoJMVw
Melbourne Airport parking: Charges rise up to 67 per cent https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/melbourne-airport-parking-charges-rise-up-to-67-per-cent/story-fni0fit3-1227578984797&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNGKIM_o1oMz-YtF07Yhi5qdwge9rA
Dodgy financial firms refusing to pay $17 million owed to their victims https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/dodgy-financial-firms-refusing-to-pay-17-million-owed-to-their-victims-20151027-gkkb1d.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNExOTkT9Pywo1YQ4PbkQT8_-icIxg
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