Consumer protection agencies from across Australia have joined forces to launch the National Indigenous Consumer Strategy (NICS) Action Plan 2017–2019.
The Action Plan outlines a set of national priorities and areas to improve outcomes for Indigenous consumers. Fairness is at the heart of the plan as Indigenous consumers, particularly those living in remote areas, continue to face challenges in asserting their consumer rights.
The priority areas for the next three years are:
||Key areas of focus
||Door to door sales and telemarketing
||Rights and responsibilities in the private rental market
|Consumer directed care
||Consumers with disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
||Consumer and dealer rights and obligations
||Credit contracts and consumer leases
NICS members, which consist of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), state/territory consumer affairs agencies and the Indigenous Consumer Action Network, will be driving the implementation of these priorities.