Consumer Tips

May 2, 2024

How does Economic Policy affect our lives? Recommended Reading.

Most people think of economics as an obscure science of complex mathematical formulas employed by dismal academics who rarely agree on anything. Indeed, Irish playwright, George […]
April 10, 2024


Have you ever wondered why our Australian economic system is structured in the way that it is? And why is it that our economy is so […]
December 1, 2023

Holiday Shopping Online? How to Spot and Avoid the Top 5 Christmas Scams 2023 

As the holiday season approaches, online shopping in Australia reaches its peak, bringing not just cheer and joy but also a heightened risk of scams. With […]
December 1, 2023

Know Your Consumer Rights – Refunds, Repairs and Replacements

Gift giving season is nearly upon us. This generally happy time will be closely followed by gift returning season. If you find yourself in this position, it’s […]
October 12, 2023

2023 Tax Return Deadlines

Given the imminent 2023 tax return deadline for lodgement of your tax return, the Australian Taxation Office has issued some important reminders to taxpayers about their […]
August 16, 2023

From Siri to Savings: How AI Touches Our Daily Lives 

In our fast-paced world where technology keeps zooming ahead, you’ve likely heard a buzzword: Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short.  But what is AI? What are […]
May 16, 2023

Stop. Think. Protect. Simple tips to avoid being scammed.

We’ve written a lot about scams in this newsletter. We do so because the types, frequency and sophistication of scams are growing at an alarming rate. […]
April 13, 2023

Defaulting on a loan

In times of rising interest rates, some borrowers are experiencing cash flow problems that could lead to defaults on their home loan repayments. This article explains […]
April 13, 2023

Knowing your Consumer Rights – A Case Study

A member of the ADF recently told us about a conversation she had with a retailer who sold her a new refrigerator. The product came with […]

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