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Media Releases

The TIO regularly releases media statements about telecommunications issues.

For media enquiries please contact Sarah Carnovale, Media and Campaigns Officer, via email or 0437 548 540 / 03 8680 8449.

ACCC and telecommunications Ombudsman tackle phone and SMS scam

22 Mar 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman are continuing joint efforts to tackle scams relating to mobile phones, SMS and email.

Small businesses make more complaints to TIO

28 Feb 2012

Complaints from small businesses about their telecommunications services increased 52 per cent in the last financial year, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) reports in the latest issue of TIO Talks, published today.

Telemarketing concerns highlighted in TIO Talks

15 Dec 2011

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) is closely monitoring a practice by some telemarketers that can mislead consumers into transferring their services to a new service provider, TIO Talks reports today.

2011 Annual report fast facts

07 Nov 2011

Fast facts about our 2011 annual report.

Mobile phone issues drive record number of consumer complaints to the TIO

07 Nov 2011

We received a record number of complaints in 2010-11. Read about it in our 2011 annual report.

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Excess data usage

Brenda - Case Study

The owner of a small pharmacy contacted us after getting billed more than $8,000 for going over her internet usage limit.

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  • Write PO Box 276
    Collins Street West Vic 8007                            
  • National Relay Service Call on 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 062 058            
  • Fax our consumer complaint form to 1800 630 614