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Motor Dealers Advertising Playbook

Telcos pay speedy compensation to consumers

Telcos have undertaken to offer remedies to customers who couldn’t receive the internet speeds they bought because their NBN connection was incapable of delivering it.

Heinz makes misleading health claims

The Federal Court has found that food manufacturer H.J. Heinz Company Australia Ltd (Heinz) made a misleading health claim that its Little Kids Shredz products were beneficial for young children.

Puppy dog eyes will get you

Scamwatch is warning people to watch out for scammers setting up fake ads pretending to sell adorable puppies

Action over alleged misleading Indigenous art claims

The ACCC has taken Federal Court action against Aboriginal art products and Australiana souvenirs wholesaler Birubi Art, alleging it made misleading Indigenous art claims.

Advertising the sale of cryptocurrency

Being a digital currency exchange provider means you are running a business that exchanges digital currency with money or vice versa. This can include individuals.

Advertising by Wagering Operators in NSW

In NSW gambling advertising must not encourage a person to participate, or participate frequently, in gambling activity, including the opening of a betting account.

Activ8me pays penalty for misleading claims about ACCC

Telco provider Australian Private Networks Pty Ltd, trading as Activ8me, has paid a penalty of $12,600 after the ACCC issued an Infringement Notice for alleged false and misleading representations. It’s alleged Activ8me represented that its internet services were endorsed or approved by the ACCC as being superior to those offered by other providers, when this was not the case.

When environmental claims go wrong…

The ACCC has taken action against Woolworths in the Federal Court, alleging that the environmental representations Woolworths made about its ‘W Select eco’ picnic products were false, misleading or deceptive, in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law.

New advertising guidelines for federal election advertising and political matter

From 15 March 2018, the authorisation requirement in Part XXA of the Electoral Act applies to a wide range of communications containing ‘electoral matter’ including all publicly communicated material.

Advertising Complaints Handling

It is the ethical and social responsibility of us all to advocate and reflect prevailing community standards.

What you need to know… Recall Advertisements for Therapeutic Goods

A product recall is taken to protect the health and safety of consumers from therapeutic goods.