August 2017

Government scrutinising air bag fault response – August 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Trade and industry, Consumers,

The federal Government is demanding urgent answers from vehicle manufacturers about their program to recall vehicles which include potentially faulty Takata airbags.

July 2016

Lambie identifies unfair insurance as an important focus - July 2016

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Elections, Senate, Trade and industry,

Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, re-elected as head of the Jacqui Lambie Network, will be pressing for a Senate inquiry into the insurance industry.

May 2016

GST on imports by consumers – May 2016

Filed under: Economy and Finance, Tax, Politics, Budget, Trade and industry,

The Budget confirmed that all low value goods imported from overseas by consumers and others such as online purchases will pay GST from 1 July 2017.

December 2015

Legislation to regulate credit card surcharges – December 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Financial Regulation, Consumers,

The Government has introduced legislation in federal Parliament to protect consumers from excessive card surcharging.

Government responds to Harper Competition Review – December 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Competition, Consumers,

Treasurer Scott Morrison has released the Government’s response to the Competition Policy Review – the Harper Review – saying it sets out a new frontier for Governments at all levels.

October 2015

Consumer protection focus of Turnbull Government response to Murray Inquiry – October 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Banking, Finance, Financial Regulation, Financial System Inquiry,

The Turnbull Government has announced key consumer protection measures in its response to the Murray Financial Services Inquiry.

August 2014

Consumer Credit: Credit reporter accused of breach - August 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Consumers,

Consumer advocates have accused credit reporting company Veda Advantage Ltd, which stores the credit history of millions of Australians, of breaching new credit reporting laws.