Re-register for Do Not Call This Month
PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIAApril 1, 2010
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is reminding residents to re-register their phone numbers to keep their Do Not Call status in effect. New South Wales has the highest proportion of landline phone numbers needing to be re-registered before May this year. ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman has announced there are 149,381 home phone numbers in NSW that are yet to be re-registered, followed closely by Victoria with 139,367 and Queensland with 119,159. Numbers listed on the register are valid for three years but are automatically removed if allowed to expire. "It doesn't matter if you registered in the first year but don't remember when," Chapman said. "You can simply re-register now anyway for another three years to avoid those annoying telemarketing calls that drove you to register in the first place."