Consumer advocate welcomes govt action on door-to-door sales

From Morning Report, 6:10 am on 11 October 2018

Vulnerable consumers and the elderly can expect to get fewer knocks on the door from pushy salespeople. As part of tough new consumer protection measures the government is giving "do not knock" stickers some legal status. It is also placing a cap on the total amount of interest and fees high-cost lenders can charge, and possible penalties include fines of up to $600,000. Consumer has has handed out about half a million "do not knock" stickers in the past four years.