Tough Customer (signed by Allan Fels)

Chasing a better deal for battlers

Allan Fels
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Tough Customer (signed by Allan Fels)

Subjects

Memoirs

Published

3 September 2019

ISBN

9780522876581

Subjects

Memoirs

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Tough Customer (signed by Allan Fels)

Chasing a better deal for battlers

Allan Fels
Allan Fels on the case for a fair deal.
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…
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.

Allan Fels

Allan Fels

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 servants and 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…

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