Consumer protection

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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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 | 2 Comments

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

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