Consumer protection

February was a frenetic month: the ACCC released its 2018 priorities, two Bills on the ACL were released and the Productivity Commission released its draft report on competition in the Australian Financial System....

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The ACCC has issued guidance on the new National Information Standard on free range eggs....

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The ACCC’s priorities for 2018

January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has foreshadowed a busy year with criminal cartel actions and a focus on financial services....

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The Full Federal Court of Australia has upheld the finding of a single judge of the Federal Court that US-based Valve Corporation engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations about...

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How amendments to the regulation of EFTPOS surcharges will affect both businesses and consumers in Australia...

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The consumer regulator is once again cracking down on products that claim to provide ‘targeted pain relief’...

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Blocking geo-blocking

December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

New European regulations prohibiting geo-blocking conduct to be introduced in online shopping in 2018. Will it chip at the road block in Australia?...

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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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