The Nationals Member for the Eastern Region, Peter Hall, was today pleased to learn that the Australian Communications and Media Authority have announced the ‘Do Not Call Register’ has been expanded to include registration of fax numbers.
The amended legislation came in to effect on 30 May 2010 and has also increased the registration period from three to five years.
“I am very pleased by the amendments to this legislation as I personally have experienced the large volume of marketing material tying up my fax machine. Likewise I have had a number of constituents contact my office asking how they can prevent such material being sent through.”
There are currently more than 4.9 million phone numbers on the Do Not Call Register. To register log on to
www.donotcall.gov.au or call 1300 792 958. Fax numbers can only be registered online.