Consumer protection

The ACCC commenced its inquiry into digital platforms on 4 December 2017 and is required to publish a preliminary report in early December 2018. In this post, we provide an overview of the context...

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Possibly as a birthday present to itself, the ACCC has released a statement on the first birthday of the extension of the unfair terms regime to small businesses....

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ACCC targets NBN in new inquiry

November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Focus on consumer protection and wholesale service levels as NBN complaints rise...

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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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