[LINK] 'Do not call' phone list Bill shelved
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Sat Nov 5 05:07:11 EST 2005
Brendan Scott wrote:
> The most effective weapon against telemarketers would be a requirement
> for them to present CLI on all telemarketing calls they make.
Not with my SOHO phone system (Asterisk on Linux - ya just gotta luv
open source software) because I filter based on their being no CLID; I
can even do it on faxes as well. And by using distinctive ringtones on
a second Duet number I can give out a private number for those friends
who also block CLID presentation.
> 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
>> "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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