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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.

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...

Puppy dog eyes will get you

Scamwatch is warning people to watch out for scammers setting up fake ads pretending to sell adorable puppies, with more than $310,000 lost and 584...

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...

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...

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...

Advertising Complaints Handling

Print media has acquired, over many years, a significant role in the community. It provides a platform for debate by facilitating public discussion on policy...

Meet our ad regulation director on WA tour

NewsMediaWorks’ director of advertising regulation Lianne Richards is hitting the road next week to visit regional mastheads throughout Queensland, to keep them up-to-date and informed...

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.