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Registration period on the do not call register discussion paper call for submissions now closed

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The Do Not Call Register (the Register) allows Australians to opt out of receiving most unsolicited telemarketing calls and marketing faxes by listing their telephone or fax numbers on the Register. When the Register was first established, registrations were valid for three years from registration. Since 2007, the registration period has been extended on three occasions, and is now set at eight years.

The Department sought views on the optimal period of registration for telephone and fax numbers on the Register through a discussion paper. Submissions to the discussion paper closed on 31 January 2014. Public comment was sought on four options:

  1. Reduce the period of registration to three years
  2. Retain the current eight year registration period
  3. Extend the registration period to indefinite
  4. Remove the need to register

Submissions Received

The Department received over 1300 submissions to the discussion paper, and has published submissions from key stakeholders.  

Many of the submissions were from individuals responding to a campaign run by CHOICE. CHOICEís submission is available to view below. However, the Department has decided not to publish the submissions from individuals, as the submissions contained the individualís personal information. If your submission has not been published and you would like it published, please contact the Department via DNC.consultation@communcations.gov.au to lodge your request.

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