Getaway Escapes in court for alleged Do Not Call breaches

ACMA takes Federal Court action for alleged contraventions of the Industry Standard.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has filed proceedings in the Federal Court against travel agent Getaway Escapes Pty Ltd and its director, Ms Joanne Day, alleging numerous breaches of the Do Not Call Register Act and the Telemarketing and Research Industry Standard.

This is the first time the ACMA has taken Federal Court action for alleged contraventions of the Industry Standard.

The ACMA is alleging that Getaway Escapes made telemarketing calls to numbers on the register after Ms Day failed to ensure that telephone lists were properly checked against the Register on some occasions.

The ACMA is also alleging that Getaway Escapes made telemarketing calls with caller ID—which enables call recipients to see the number of the caller—switched off, in breach of the Industry Standard.

Further information about the ACMA’s approach to enforcement actions and penalties in relation to the Do Not Call Register is available on the ACMA website.

 

 

For media enquiries, please contact:

Emma Rossi (Media Manager): (02) 9334 7719

Blake Murdoch (Media Officer): (02) 9334 7817

Fax: (02) 9334 7799 Email: media@acma.gov.au.

 

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