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Australian consumer watchdog, ACCC, to clamp down on digital giants
The ACCC has called on the Government to rein in the immense market power of digital media giants, Google and Facebook.
Australia
2 Aug 2019
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Heavy penalties for consumer law breach: ACCC v We Buy Houses
This decision ushers in a new era of tough penalties, meaning compliance with consumer law obligations is now critical.
Australia
25 May 2019
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A review of ACCC actions in 2018 in relation to its enforcement priorities
A brief overview of ACCC actions in relation to its priorities shows how strongly it considers its stated areas of focus.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
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Refund policies punted: ACCC investigation forces AFL/NRL clubs to re-think returns on merchandise
Purchasing an item on sale or wearing an item will not, of itself, exclude any rights to a refund or to return the item.
Australia
29 Sep 2018
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No merit in manipulating TripAdvisor reviews: $3 million fine issued by court
The fine issued to Meriton might be a wake-up call to re-consider management and interaction with online review websites.
Australia
6 Sep 2018
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Domain registrars fined $1.95m for domain name deception
The Federal Court has penalised two related companies for scamming Australian consumers and small business owners.
Australia
29 Jun 2018
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Australian Consumer Law: High Court rejects Valves special leave request to appeal $3 million fine
Recent HC decision confirms overseas-based companies selling to Australian consumers must abide by our laws.
Australia
25 Apr 2018
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No such thing as a free post: ASB rules that Instagram post by influencer is advertising
The ASB considered the social media post was an advertisement or marketing communication for the purposes of the Code.
Australia
15 Sep 2017
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Automatic renewal needs to be transparent: Sensis undertakes to amend contract terms
The ACCC was concerned that the automatic renewal clauses in the Sensis standard form agreement may have been 'unfair'.
Australia
19 May 2017
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ASIC tells debt collecting agency to pay up or risk $1.8m penalty
The actions are a good warning to any company who makes statements that might be considered 'ambiguous' or mere puffery.
Australia
12 May 2017
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Telcos behaving badly: Regulators dial up the pressure
These enforcement actions highlight the importance of early cooperation with the regulators to avoid the worst outcomes.
Australia
17 Apr 2017
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New international guidelines issued for bloggers, marketers and review sites
We discuss guidelines for review sites - what are the restrictions on bloggers and online reviewers?
Australia
4 Sep 2016
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Court leaves $200,000 fine in Chrisco stocking for false and misleading misrepresentation
Businesses should review contracts for false and misleading statements and unfair contract terms according to the ACL.
Australia
1 Sep 2016
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A sign of things to come…unfair contract terms and small business
From November, the unfair contracts regime will be extended to include standard form contracts with small businesses.
Australia
9 May 2016
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Court finds US company selling goods online in breach of Australian Consumer Laws
This US based technology company made misleading representations to Australian consumers regarding consumer guarantees.
Australia
13 Apr 2016
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Dodgy move: company fined $30,600 for posting false testimonials
The ACCC has issued infringement notices in relation to three online testimonials allegedly created by Citymove.
Australia
16 Aug 2015
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Two recent ACCC actions highlight the importance of truth in advertising
NIB and AGL South Australia have been dealt penalties after communications that the ACCC felt were misleading in nature.
Australia
25 May 2015
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EnergyAustralia and Bright Choice ordered to pay $1.1 million for breach of ACL
The companies were held to have made false or misleading representations, and engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct.
Australia
10 Apr 2015
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Too fine for outdoor advertising: iiNet pays $204,000 in penalties
ACCC believed that the iiNet bus and tram advertisements failed to prominently state the total minimum price payable.
Australia
8 Mar 2015
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Dominant message – creating a higher standard for misleading advertising
Companies will be held to account for producing advertisements where the "dominant message" is or may to be misleading.
Australia
24 Dec 2013
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