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A message from the new Ombudsman

29 Apr 2016

I am delighted to be in Australia and excited to begin this role as Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman after 14 years as New Zealand’s Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner. 

Complaint statistics January-March 2016

29 Apr 2016

Consumers made 31,297 new complaints to the TIO in the January-March 2016 quarter. This was a 32.8 per cent increase in complaints from the previous quarter, but a 5.6 per cent decrease from the same time last year.

Whole-of-industry complaints drop in 2014-15

29 Apr 2016

TIO complaints in 2014-15 reduced while the number of telco services in operation (SIO) in Australia increased.

TIO at Yabun, Mardi Gras and Having a Say

29 Apr 2016

The TIO regularly attends community events as a cost-effective way to ensure the TIO is accessible and known.

Financial hardship guidelines reviewed

29 Apr 2016

The TIO enabled a conversation between telco providers and consumer advocates to review best practice guidelines for complaints made by consumers in financial hardship.

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Case Study - Richard

The owner of a telemarketing business contacted us to make a compensation claim for lost profit.

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