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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.

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.

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...

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.

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.”