Consumer protection

Federal Court orders Sony to pay a $3.5 million penalty and $100,000 towards ACCC legal costs after Sony admitted that it breached the Australian Consumer Law by engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct and/or making...

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The ACCC's focus on food labelling continues, with Queensland Yoghurt Company landing itself in a "quandairy". "With no use crying over spilt milk", QYC has paid a penalty for an infringement notice....

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Under the new ACL penalty regime, the Federal Court has ordered that STA Travel pay a pecuniary penalty of $14 million for making representations that were false, misleading or deceptive....

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The High Court of Australia allowed an appeal in the Scenic Tours class action, holding that damages for disappointment and distress for breach of contract or the consumer guarantees are not precluded by the non-economic...

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How is your business responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? This alert examines the key competition and consumer laws that businesses may encounter during this time, discusses how the ACCC, the Courts and the Government...

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ACCC Chair Rod Sims announced the ACCC’s 2020 compliance and enforcement priorities during his annual speech at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia on 25 February 2020....

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ACCCount on me, says the ACCC

February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

ACCC publishes report on activities for the last quarter of 2019, highlighting the regulator’s key wins, decisions and inquiries in the period...

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Volkswagon is hit with $125M penalty for breaches of the ACL...

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On 30 April 2018 the ACCC released its final Dairy Inquiry report, painting a picture of significant imbalances in bargaining power in the dairy supply chain. One of the report’s key recommendations was a mandatory...

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The Federal Government has announced that it will provide approximately $28.6 million in funding over four years from 2019-20....

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