The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will fund a new broadband performance monitoring program to provide Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband speeds. The program will use hardware-based devices to perform remote testing of around 4,000 households to determine typical speeds on fixed-line NBN [...]
The Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Rod Sims says 2017 will see its enforcement teams hone in on misleading and deceptive practices, anti-competitive conduct and unfair contract terms affecting small businesses. Speaking at a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) event in Sydney today, Mr Sims launched the ACCC’s 2017 Compliance [...]
CFA publishes Submission to the Commission’s Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration Draft Report
Consumers’ Federation of Australia has published its submission to the Commission’s Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration Draft Report. The submission calls for additional public funding for consumer advocacy. Furthermore, CFA encourages the Productivity Commission to develop mechanisms which found fund the necessary consumer advocacy and input, aside from a call on the Federal Budget. The [...]
The ACCC is conducting a market study of the new car retailing industry. The market study will review industry practices in the sector to assist in identifying risks to consumers and the competitive process. The key issues to be covered by the study include: compliance with consumer guarantees obligations and the ability of consumers to [...]
Supermarket giant will join Food and Grocery Code
65 million attempts to chase debt each year
Watchdog concerned that poor conduct by portion of industry undermines consumer benefits
Union place a ban on concrete supplier as part of ongoing dispute with developer
InvoCare changed contracts to force prior signups to purchase extra services
Mobil agrees to that it will not subscribe to the retail petrol price sharing service for the next five years.
The Queensland Government’s pro-forma liquor accord includes measures such as a ban on extreme discounts and promotions that encourage rapid or excessive drinking.
ACCC takes action against Bet365 online betting agency for alleged misleading ‘Free’ and ‘Bonus’ offers
Online gambling giant has been accused of misleading punters with offers of ‘free bets’