We're noting this a little belatedly, but it's still worth mentioning: more than 8 million Australians are now on the Do Not Call register. Memo to marketers: if the only way you think you can sell a product if by hassling people over the phone, you are wrong. Two-thirds of Australian households don't want to hear from you.
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At the beginning of June, that number stood at 7.5 million. As well as signing up for the register, consider getting a Do Not Knock sign to keep door-to-door salespeople (almost inevitably shilling dubious power company deals) from hassling you.