Sick of receiving that sales call just as you’re about to have dinner or busy at work? There IS a place where you can put your phone number on a ‘do not call’ list but you have to update it every five years! It is:
www.donotcall.gov.au (The Australian Communications and Media Authority – Do Not Call Register)
From the Do Not Call Register website:
Review of the Telemarketing Industry Standard
The ACMA is reviewing the Telecommunications (Do Not Call Register) (Telemarketing and Research Calls) Industry Standard 2007 (the standard) and has released the Review of the Telemarketing Industry Standard (the discussion paper) seeking views to inform the review.
The discussion paper invites comment on the effectiveness of the standard in balancing community and industry expectations in relation to the making of telemarketing and research calls.
Additional information and the discussion paper are available on the ACMA web site.
Out of interest, one of the companies responsible for acquiring and selling lists with your private details is www.dsadata.com.au