[LINK] 'Do not call' phone list Bill shelved
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Fri Nov 4 17:09:41 EST 2005
The most effective weapon against telemarketers would be a requirement for them to present CLI on all telemarketing calls they make.
Howard Lowndes wrote:
> Hands up all those to whom this comes as a surprise
> The Federal Government says Labor's Bill to create a national "do not
> call" list to protect Australians against unwanted phone calls from
> telemarketers, is unlikely to go to a vote.
> Earlier this week, Labor's Anna Burke moved the Bill banning
> telemarketers from calling people on public holidays, Sundays and on any
> day between the hours of 8:00pm and 9:00am.
> Ms Burke says the Government's refusal to put the proposed law to a vote
> means there will be no legislation restricting telemarketers this year.
> "I think my hard work hasn't gone in vain because I think I have forced
> the Government to act," she said.
> "Up until now the Government been saying a 'do not call' register was
> silly, it wouldn't work.
> "At least I've forced the Minister into producing a discussion paper. So
> I don't see my hard work being in vain but I am outraged that the
> Government won't allow a vote on this Bill."
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