Jurisdiction: Australia

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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Misuse of market power bill continues its journey

February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Senate Economics Legislation Committee recommends that that the Government’s bill to amend Australia’s misuse of market power laws be passed...

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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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Show me the money

February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims promises to seek higher pecuniary penalties in the courts....

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Big data, big representations, big implications

January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Facebook faces fines for giving incorrect or misleading information to the European Commission in relation to its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp....

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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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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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Fast-track justice for competition claims

December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The UK’s CAT introduces new fast-track procedure...

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