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Advertising flu shots

When advertising ‘seasonal influenza’ (flu) vaccination service, providers may only indirectly reference the vaccine (flu shots) administered as part of the service by identifying it as either “trivalent vaccine” or “quadrivalent vaccine”.

Bottomless brunches in Victoria exposed!

Licensed venues should be careful to make sure ‘Bottomless brunches’ don’t leave them exposed to a possible breach of their liquor licence.

Advertising code of practice

A few too many beers causes headache for brewer

As part of the Southern Bay Brewery’s marketing approach it opened a twitter account and the complaint related to one of its tweets.

Expedia Australia penalised for misleading ‘puffery’

A recent tribunal decision in Canberra will have ongoing implications for businesses, particularly those who provide booking services or platforms.

Tattoo artist at work

QLD tattooing industry advertising regulations

Fair Trading compliance officers are currently out and about checking tattoo licences and ensuring licence numbers are being displayed as required by the law

What you need to know: NSW election and political matter advertising

Learn how to avoid doing the wrong thing this election season

What you need to know: Federal election and political matter advertising

How to avoid misleading or deceptive electoral advertisements and other communications 

Kleenheat pays $25,200 penalties over discount claims

Wesfarmers Kleenheat Gas has paid penalties totalling $25,200 after the ACCC issued two infringement notices for alleged false and misleading representations made about gas prices.

Employsure in court over misleading advertising and unconscionable conduct allegations

Civil proceedings have been instituted against employment relations company Employsure for allegedly misleading small business consumers that it was, or was affiliated with, a government agency when that was not the case.

South Australian man faces criminal charges for dealing with counterfeit and unapproved medicines

Following investigations by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) the Adelaide Magistrates Court sentenced a South Australian man in relation to illegal acts involving counterfeit therapeutic goods.

ASIC warns Coffs Harbour locals to watch out for super spruikers

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is warning the public that superannuation spruikers promoting illegal use of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are operating in the Coffs Harbour area.