With over 8.5 million numbers registered to the Do Not Call register, the Australian Government has extended the period in which a number stays subscribed by two years.
This means that all numbers currently registered will have their registration extended from six to eight years and all new registrations will remain valid for eight years.
Research conducted in 2011 by the Australian Communications and Media Authority found that 88 per cent of people who registered their number on the list noted a significant reduction in unsolicited telemarketing calls.
It is important to note that some organisations such as charities, religious organisations and social researchers are exempt from the register.
For more information or to sign up your number to the register, visit the Do Not Call website.
Do you think charities, religious organisations and social researchers should have their exemptions revoked?