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.
20 November 2020 Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) has provided responses to the proposed suite of changes to Australia’s consumer credit framework contained in the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth).
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...
15 February 2019 RLC submission to the Retirement Income Policy Division
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.