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While most of the discussion of changes to the Do Not Call Register has been on the inclusion of business telephone numbers, the fundamental aim is to make the register cover everyone. Don’t just take my word for it: here’s the relevant Budget Papers extract:
The Government will provide $4.7 million over four years to allow the registration of all Australian telephone and fax numbers on the Do Not Call Register. This will allow all organisations including businesses (particularly small business) and emergency service organisations to access the protections provided by the register.
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