Consumer protection

It seems that Fair Trading/Consumer Affairs Ministers across the country have put aside their political differences to reach agreement on recommended changes to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand...

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Sims’ spotlight on banks, NBN, cars

August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has recently made statements that shed light on the ACCC's enforcement priorities for 2017 and his views on his legacy....

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Sparking submissions on electricity pricing

June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

ACCC releases retail electricity supply and pricing inquiry issues paper...

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The ACCC will monitor residential mortgage pricing and the extent to which banks seek to pass on the costs of the Federal Government’s proposed bank levy...

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Penalty units set to increase from $180 to $210 from 1 July 2017...

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Give Aussie products a fair go…

May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

"Made in" claims toughen up...

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The Turnbull Government’s second Budget gives the ACCC new funds for new jobs, hikes ACL penalties and introduces measures for more competitive and fairer energy and banking sectors....

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No major surgery to the ACL – but rehab likely...

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Fining, naming, shaming

April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Productivity Commission’s recommendations for the reform of ACL enforcement and administration...

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A recent dispute between fierce digital and media rivals highlights the importance of making accurate claims when advertising and when broad claims become more than just ‘puff’...

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