Dec 2022
2nd Dec 2022

Consumer protections for high-cost and harmful payday loans and consumer leases finally pass Parliament 

After a late-night Senate sitting, Consumer Advocacy groups across Australia are celebrating the passing through the Federal Parliament of long overdue reforms that will protect consumers from falling...
1st Dec 2022

 Water prices a welcome relief but hardship concerns remain

Consumer Action has welcomed the price proposals from Victorian water businesses for the period 2023-28 in a submission to the Essential Services Commissions Initial Feedback: 2023-28 Water Price Revi...
1st Dec 2022

Initial feedback: 2023-28 Water Price Review

Access to water is a basic human right recognised by the United Nations and the Australian Government as fundamental to health, wellbeing, and an adequate standard of living. Critical to upholding thi...
Nov 2022
30th Nov 2022

Financial Services Legislation Inquiry –Interim Report B

Consumer Action has joined with Financial Rights Legal Centre and Redfern Legal Centre to make a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission in response to its Financial Services Legislation In...
29th Nov 2022

Dodgy rent-to-buy houses scheme leads to jail

A Victorian County Court verdict today handed Sheree Becker a three year and six month sentence  jail sentence with 15 months before parole for 7 counts of fraud against the ANZ Bank. In the scheme...
25th Nov 2022

We’re Hiring! A Legal Assistant

About the role Consumer Action is one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit consumer advocacy organisations, that makes life easier for people experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage. The Le...
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25th Nov 2022

We’re Hiring! Managing Lawyer, Strategic Litigation 

About the role Consumer Action is one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit consumer advocacy organisations, that makes life easier for people experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage. Read t...
25th Nov 2022

‘A matter of urgency’: Community sector calls on Senate to pass the Financial Sector Reform Bill now

Community organisations that are part of the Stop the Debt Trap Alliance are urging the Senate not to further delay the Financial Sector Reform (FSR) Bill. The Bill needs to be passed as a matter of u...
24th Nov 2022

ACMA Telstra direction reveals weak and worrying gaps in its powers to regulate telecommunications 

Consumer advocates* are raising deep concerns about the ineffective framework for telco regulation in Australia following a direction from the Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA) to Telst...
23rd Nov 2022

Retirement Villages Amendment Bill 2022 Exposure Draft

Retirement living is an important option for many older Victorians. The proposed Retirement Villages Amendment Act includes some positive measures that will improve consumer protection standards. O...
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