The Government has issued a discussion paper reviewing the optimal period of registration on the Do Not Call Register to opt out of receiving most unsolicited telemarketing calls and marketing faxes.
When the Register was first established, registrations were valid for three years from registration. Since 2007, the registration period has been extended on three occasions, and is now set at eight years.
Public comment is sought on four options:
1.Reduce the period of registration to three years
2.Retain the current eight year registration period
3.Extend the registration period to indefinite
4.Remove the need to register