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Tough Customer : Chasing a Better Deal for Battlers - Allan Fels

Tough Customer

Chasing a Better Deal for Battlers

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2019
ISBN: 9780522874419

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Allan Fels has never been one to shy away from a fight, especially when the big end of town is exploiting small businesses or consumers. During his twelve years as head of Australia's competition watchdog, he took on banks, airlines, supermarkets and big telcos to make sure Australians were getting a fair deal.

Since leaving the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in 2003, he's continued to champion the underdog. From fighting for the rights of those with a mental health disability, to overseeing the payment of millions of dollars in wages to illegally underpaid 7-Eleven workers, Fels has used his wily political skills and media savvy to get the job done.

Along the way, he's also helped radically transform Victoria's taxi industry and investigated grossly overpaid corporate executives.

In this fascinating account of his post-ACCC life, Fels opens up about how his family has coped with daughter Isabella's schizophrenia, what it was like to be controversially sacked by 7-Eleven and what he's learned over his fifty years of dedicated public service.

About the Author

Allan Fels AO, of Melbourne, Monash and Oxford universities, is former chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. As dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government he trained top-level public servantsand for the last seven years has conducted training programs for top Chinese Communist Party officials.

He played a major role in mental health policy as chair of the National Mental Health Commission and has been involved in numerous public inquiries into taxis, parliamentary entitlements, the pay of top executives in Australia, underpaid migrant workers and the role of non-government organisations.

ISBN: 9780522874419
ISBN-10: 052287441X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 3rd September 2019
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.32

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