Working for Change - Money Problems & Consumer Complaints

RLC works to make positive change to the laws, legal system and society in the area of Credit, Debt and Consumer Complaints.

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Relief for RLC clients through changes to the Fines Act NSW
17 December 2019 The Fines Amendment Act 2019 No 13 (NSW), which will introduce significant changes to the Fines Act 1996 (NSW), has been adopted by the NSW Parliament and was assented to on 21 November...
RLC Submission: Review of the early release of superannuation benefits
15 February 2019 RLC submission to the Retirement Income Policy Division
Changes to Australian Consumer Law: Key benefits for vulnerable consumers
09 November 2018 On 28 March 2018, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Bill 2018 (Cth) was passed and will enact the first suite of proposals of the Australian Consumer Law Review. 
Submission: ASIC Consultation Paper on Credit Cards and Responsible Lending Assessments
17 August 2018 In this submission, RLC focuses on the impact of irresponsible lending practices on consumers in response to the ASIC Consultation Paper on Credit Cards and Responsible Lending Assessments.
Trapped and Strapped: The Power of Money in Love
21 June 2018 RLC’s Credit, Debt and Consumer Law solicitor, Laura Bianchi, discusses how RLC is helping people regain financial independence after domestic violence, announcing a new Financial Abuse project.
Review of the small amount credit contracts and consumer lease laws
07 April 2016 RLC routinely encounters vulnerable clients who have fallen victim to exploitative and misleading small amount credit contracts (SACCs) and ‘rent to buy’ consumer lease products.
RLC’s systemic responses to Private Training Colleges and VET FEE HELP complaints
29 March 2016 RLC has assisted several vulnerable clients who have been compelled to sign up to inappropriate vocational training courses and VET FEE HELP loans.
Payday loan and consumer lease industry shake up
16 December 2015 16 December 2015 Payday loan and consumer lease (or ‘rent-to-buy’) companies are under scrutiny as the Federal Treasury conducts a consultation and review of...
Consumer Credit and Responsible Lending
14 August 2013 Since the introduction of significant reforms to the laws governing consumer credit in Australia, the Credit & Debt team has maintained a focus in its casework on the new responsible lending provisions.
RLC in the Media: Eliminate unfair practices from the credit industry, Sydney Morning Herald
01 July 2010 Elizabeth Morley, Principal Solicitor, Eliminate unfair practices from the credit industry, Sydney Morning Herald.