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  • Debt vultures to go under the microscope of Senate Inquiry: MEDIA RELEASE

    Today the Australian Senate voted to establish an inquiry into debt management firms (known as debt vultures). Consumer Action Law Centre (Consumer Action) has long argued that debt vultures operate in a regulatory black hole leading to terrible outcomes for Australians struggling with debt. The......

  • “High billing” top energy issue for Victorians: MEDIA RELEASE

    The annual report from Energy and Water Ombudsman (Victoria) (EWOV), released today, shows why Victoria’s politicians need to act to tackle the high energy bills crisis. According to the report, complaints are up 8% in a year, and that for the first time since 2012-2013......

  • Consumer groups respond: Banking Royal Commission Interim Report

    The release of the Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry today is a watershed moment for the finance sector according to Consumer Action Law Centre and Financial Rights Legal Centre. Commissioner Hayne has slammed the....

  • New Legislation to mark the end of VET FEE-HELP disaster: MEDIA RELEASE

    Federal Minister for Skills and Vocational Education, Senator Michaelia Cash has announced new legislation that will waive VET FEE-HELP debts that were incurred because of inappropriate conduct by VET providers or brokers.  Debt waivers will mark the end of a public policy disaster which led......

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