Nine Millions Aussies Say “No!!!”

Nine million Australians have listed their numbers on the Do Not Call Register—including two thirds of Australian households with a fixed line home phone and nearly four million mobiles. This means that marketers cannot call these numbers and can be chastised by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) if they call.

Nine million Australians have listed their numbers on the Do Not Call Register—including two thirds of Australian households with a fixed line home phone and nearly four million mobiles. This means that marketers cannot call these numbers and can be chastised by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) if they call.

 

When the ACMA receives complaints about a business calling numbers listed on the register, its first step is to send the business a warning notice. Nearly 5000 of these have been sent to businesses since May 2007 – more than 80 per cent of businesses contacted in this way are the subject of no further complaints.

 

When complaints do continue enforcement outcomes include formal warnings, enforceable undertakings, infringement notices, and Federal Court penalties.

 

Around 8,000 telemarketers have established accounts with the Do Not Call Register to enable them to check that their call lists don’t contain numbers on the register.

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