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Keep up-to-date on regulations and guidelines to help you meet obligations when advertising or publishing information about products and services.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fake job advertisements in print and online

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