Quarter 2 Complaints Data
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Complaints increased by 13.4 percent compared to the previous quarter, but decreased 17.9 percent compared to the same time last year. Overall, six of the top ten issues increased compared to last quarter, with complaints about customer service and problems with a bill continuing to be the top issues for consumers. The most notable increases were in complaints related to a network outage and complaints about no phone or internet service.
Telstra made up a proportion of 36.8 percent of all complaints and Optus made up a proportion of 31.4 percent of all complaints. By volume, complaints about Optus increased 43.1 percent this quarter. Nine of the top ten providers recorded increases, while complaints about Southern Phone decreased.
The top three phone and internet problems faced by First Nations consumers and people who speak a language other than English are reflected in the national complaints picture – problems with customer service, problems with a bill and providers not doing what they say will do.
Nationally, the top five LGAs with the highest complaints were Brisbane (602), Gold Coast (323), Moreton Bay (291), Sunshine Coast (213) and Wyndham (206). Sunshine Coast is new to the top five LGAs, and Wyndham has dropped from number 3 to number 5 this quarter.
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Escalated complaints are a subset of unresolved complaints that proceed to dispute resolution. Some unresolved complaints are not escalated since they are resolved before being assigned to a case officer. Complaints that are escalated to dispute resolution have decreased 21.8 percent compared to the previous quarter.