Consumer protection

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’ On 13 February, the Federal Court of Australia...

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ACCC commences proceedings against Western Australian building company Aveling Homes regarding online reviews ...

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Airlines hosed down over drip pricing

March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Federal Court imposes penalties totalling $745,000 for misleading ‘drip pricing’ practices...

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Last month the Compliance and Enforcement Guide to Australian Consumer Law was released, covering how State and Commonwealth regulators enforce the ACL ...

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The Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016, which is part of a broader package of reforms to country of origin food labelling in Australia, was passed by the Senate without amendment...

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Steam-powered penalty for Valve’s online games

January 11, 2017 | 1 Comments

A $3 million penalty for a large foreign corporation sounds another warning about misrepresentations regarding Australian consumer guarantees...

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Mind the Gap

December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Federal Court clears Woolworths in unconscionability action. The Federal Court has found that Woolworths did not engage in unconscionable conduct ...

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ACCC pursues consumer guarantees case against MSY

Computer says “ACL”

December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

ACCC pursues consumer guarantees case against MSY. On 30 November 2016, the ACCC commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against MSY Technology and related companies that sell computer goods in stores and online ...

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