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ASIC commences action against financial publisher and its director

ASIC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Port Phillip Publishing, an online financial publisher and Australian financial services licence holder, and its director and CEO, Kristan Sayce.

Event ticket resale South Australia

The safest way to buy event tickets is through the authorised ticketing agencies for the event.

Service Seeking in Court for helping businesses write ‘customer’ reviews

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against online tasking platform, Service Seeking for engaging in misleading conduct relating to customer reviews.

Peptide Clinic Australia in Court over advertising claims

Peptide Clinics Australia is alleged to have advertised compounded prescription only therapeutic goods, including ‘peptides’, on its website and other social media platforms, accessible to both registered customers and the public.

Jetstar in Court for misleading claims on refunds

The ACCC has instituted proceedings against Jetstar for making false or misleading representations about consumer guarantee rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

Internet provider Activ8me in Court again for alleged misleading advertisements

The ACCC has instituted proceedings against internet provider Activ8me in the Federal Court for allegedly making false or misleading representations when advertising its internet services.

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 of the animal is included in the advertisement or notice.

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 for hearing aids sold by AudioClinic and HearingLife clinics.

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 or misleading representations about how people could create wealth through buying and selling real estate, following ACCC action.

$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 Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).