Australia Proposes to Ban Telemarketing Calls

TELEMARKETERS could be fined for pestering householders under a federal government proposal to introduce a national Do Not Call register.

The government today released a discussion paper canvassing options for a register that gives consumers the right to opt out of receiving telemarketing calls on their mobile or land line.

Companies that call a household on the register could face fines of up to $220,000 under the plan, which could be legislated early next year.

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