This is great news: if you’ve signed up for the Do Not Call register, you no longer have to renew your registration. Once you’re on there, you’re on there for good.
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The registration period has been extended several times, most recently being raised to eight years. But never having to renew at all — a legislative change which passed both houses of Parliament yesterday — is a major improvement. Australians hate telemarketers and don’t want to hear from them.
The existing exemptions for politicians and charities remain, and offshore scammers are also unfortunately not going to pay any attention to the list. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth signing up. If you haven’t, do it now, and know you’ll never have to do it again.