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Annual Report 2023

Overview

Complaints from phone and internet consumers decreased 16.5 per cent in the last financial year ending 30 June 2023. In this period, consumers and small business made 66,388 complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, highlighted in the Annual Report 2022—23.

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Message from the Ombudsman


"With the new financial year, the TIO will be focussed on ensuring a fit-for-purpose regulatory regime that reflects consumer expectations of the telco market. We will be bringing in a refreshed TIO Strategy 2024-26, that pursues a fair and accessible communications market for Australia. 

And we will focus on being attuned to changes in the communications market, how people are using different ways to communicate, and ensuring there are adequate consumer protections in the digital platforms space."

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Global complaints

Consumers and small businesses made 66,388 complaints about phone and internet services, a decrease of 16.5%.

Mobile services

Problems with mobile services accounted for 48% of complaints, the highest proportion in six years.

Financial hardship complaints

1,634 complaints were about financial hardship, an increase of 1.2%.

Complaints by location data

By clicking on a specific state, you can delve deeper into the insights and gain a better understanding of the complaints originating from that area. Not sure where your LGA is? Find out here WA, SA, TAS, QLD, VIC, NT, NSW.

 

Complaint issues and keywords

Issues in complaints are recorded based on six broad categories that follow the lifecycle of a consumer’s relationship with their phone or internet provider. A single complaint can have more than one issue.

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Questions? 

For more information, email mediaenquiries@tio.com.au