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What you need to know: Selling pets in Victoria

To allow traceability of sellers of pets, it is an offence to advertise the sale of a dog or cat unless the microchip identification number...

Fake job advertisements in print and online

Scammers are understood to be posting fake job ads in newspapers and on recruitment websites.

Guidelines for online reviews and endorsements

“Compliance…will build consumer confidence in online reviews, and help review platforms, traders and digital influencers avoid regulatory action.”

Hearing aid retailers fined $2.5 million for misleading pensioners

The Federal Court has ordered hearing aid retailers Oticon Australia and Sonic Innovations to pay penalties totalling $2.5 million for misleading pensioners through newspaper advertisements...

Property spruiker Rick Otton and We Buy Houses fined record $18 million

The Federal Court has imposed record penalties totalling $18 million against We Buy Houses Pty Ltd and its sole director, Rick Otton, for making false...

$45,000 fine for NSW Chinese medicine practitioner

A New South Wales Chinese medicine practitioner has been convicted of unlawful advertising of a regulated health service after an investigation by the Australian Health...

Retailers: Tips and tricks to keep you out of trouble

Retailers should download our handy Publishers Advertising Playbook below, containing handy tips to keep you out of trouble!

ASIC acts against misleading Initial Coin Offerings and crypto-asset funds targeted at retail investors

ASIC has taken action to stop several proposed initial coin offerings or token-generation events (together, ICOs), targeting retail investors. 

Telcos on notice about false and misleading advertising

ACCC Chair Rod Sims has put telecommunications companies on notice to ensure their advertising is clear and transparent or face court action from the regulator,...

Leading Australian hearing clinic pays penalties for misleading customers

Australian Hearing Services has paid penalties totalling $37,800 after the ACCC issued three infringement notices alleging the Australian Government owned corporation engaged in false or...

Ugg boot retailer pays penalties for alleged false Australian-made representations

Ozwear Connection (Ozwear) has paid penalties totalling $25,200 after the ACCC issued two infringement notices for alleged false country of origin representations made about its...

ACCC takes action against hearing aid retailers for misleading pensioners

The ACCC has commenced proceedings against hearing aid retailers Oticon Australia Pty Ltd and Sonic Innovations Pty Ltd, alleging that both businesses made false and...