The case for a consumer
wellbeing approach in Australia

Following an era of essential service deregulation, many have questioned whether

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FOR RELEASE:26 November 2020

Young people wading into a sea of debt as they bear the brunt of COVID-19

Consumer data released today by the Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) reveals a growing proportion of young Australians left vulnerable as they face a future of mounting debt due to the lasting impact of COVID-19.After 6 months of steep financial challenges, many young consumers have turned to unsustainable practices to get by, including a growing reliance on loans and credit card/buy-now-pay-later services, borrowing from family and friends, and drawing down on limited available capital. The numbers of young people seeking payment assistance and missing basic household bill payments are on the rise.


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The Renter’s Journey Forum

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Presentation to Euroconsumers International Forum

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