Senate debates

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Do Not Call Register Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

Second Reading

5:30 pm

Photo of Steve FieldingSteve Fielding (Victoria, Family First Party) Share this | Hansard source

Everyone hates getting annoying phone calls during dinnertime from telemarketing companies trying to sell them something. It is the last thing that anyone wants after a hard day’s work. Family First supported the creation of the Do Not Call Register back in 2006 to stop these kinds of calls and we support the changes in the current bill, which will extend people’s registration from three to five years. For many people, telemarketing calls are unwanted—they are a nuisance and an invasion of family time at home. For almost three years now, four million Australians—that is a lot of Australians—have exercised their right to get rid of these unwanted calls by registering themselves on the Do Not Call Register.

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