Consumer groups have called for a radical overhaul of privacy laws to provide greater protections for consumers to counterbalance the increased use and exploitation of big data by business and industry.
Consumer groups, financial counsellors and domestic violence advocates have slammed the Australian Government’s plans to remove critical protections for women experiencing economic abuse.
Consumer groups* have strongly welcomed the introduction of a Bill today in Parliament to prevent hard-sell tactics for insurance and other financial products. The Bill introduces some of the 76 long-awaited reforms to strengthen Australian’s consumers rights recommended by the Banking Royal Commission. “These reforms target hard-sell tactics for insurance after heart-wrenching stories were uncovered by the Banking Royal Commission,” [ More ]
The Financial Rights Legal Centre is concerned that recommendations in the final report by the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements do not go far enough to address mitigation and the rising costs of insurance.
Financial Rights Legal Centre and Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service welcome findings by the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) in two separate cases that funeral insurance provider Youpla misled Aboriginal policyholders.