Posts for "consumer protection" tag


David Schomburgk (Mai Wiru) on Food Security – Part 2

This is the second part of an interview with the General Manager of the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation, David Schomburgk. In this part of the interview, David comments on the South Australia... read on

David Schomburgk and Food Security – Part 1

This program includes Part One of an interview with the General Manager of the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation, David Schomburgk. Mai Wiru was started by community members on the APY Lands who... read on

Simon Cohen on Telecommunications

This week’s interview is with Australia’s Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO), Mr Simon Cohen. The role of the office of the TIO is to help to settle disputes or complaints between customers and their phone and... read on

Amanda Tsoundaru on Welfare Rights

The interview, recorded on 5 May 2014, is with Amanda Tsoundarou, an Outreach Case Worker for the Welfare Rights Centre, which is based in Adelaide. Amanda explains the work of the Welfare Rights Centre and... read on

MoneyMob Talkabout and financial literacy

The MoneyMob Talkabout program across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands involves two-way learning with people to help them positively manage their money. Teams visit communities and spend time listening, teaching and learning about how... read on

Coober Pedy: new rules for take-away grog

A new set of rules to better manage the sale of take-away alcohol in Coober Pedy came into effect yesterday. Among other things, the rules ban the sale of take-away alcohol to anyone from Umoona community or the APY Lands... read on

Interview with Carolyn Warman

Carolyn Warman works for the SA Government’s Consumer and Business Services. In this interview Carolyn discusses pre-paid funeral plans and some of the things people need to think through before they sign up for one of... read on

Program 49: ATM fees and remote Anangu communities

Many Anangu lose lots of money on Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) fees. The Australian Government recently announced that 76 ATMS in very remote Aboriginal communities will provide free transactions by the end of this year... read on

Interview with Fiona Guthrie

Fiona Guthrie is the Executive Director of Financial Counselling Australia (FCA). In this interview, Fiona talks about some of the work FCA has been doing to reduce the negative impacts of Automatic Teller Machine (ATM)... read on

Program 46: High pressure sales and dodgy sellers

In this program, we talk with Wendy Glamocak from Consumer and Business Services about high pressure sales and how to avoid being tricked into buying something you don’t want or need. Wendy also explains some... read on

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