14 Jul 2008

United Future seeks Sunday, evening ban on telemarketers

5:21 pm on 14 July 2008

The United Future Party wants to block telemarketers from calling people on Sunday or after 9pm.

It also wants to create a national register, protecting people from receiving calls from telemarketers.

Deputy leader Judy Turner says some people are fed up with being harassed in their homes by companies trying to sell them products they have no interest in.

She says people should be able to be free from advertising in their own homes in the evenings and a "do not call" list would allow people to make that choice.

The policy would apply to all profit-making companies.