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ACCC takes action against hearing aid retailers for misleading pensioners

The ACCC has commenced proceedings against hearing aid retailers Oticon Australia Pty Ltd and Sonic Innovations Pty Ltd, alleging that both businesses made false and...

Heinz ordered to pay $2.25 million penalty over misleading health claim

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered H.J. Heinz Company Australia Ltd (Heinz) to pay penalties totalling $2.25 million for making a misleading health claim...

Advertising of stem cell therapy prohibited

Autologous HCT products cannot be advertised to consumers from 1 July 2018

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.

Former Advanced Medical Institute director declared bankrupt

A former director of AMI and NRM, Mr Jacov Vaisman, was declared bankrupt with the Federal Court granting the ACCC’s application for a sequestration order.

Peter Foster declared bankrupt

The Federal Court declared Peter Foster bankrupt last week, granting the ACCC’s application for a sequestration order after he failed to pay costs in the...

GSK and Novartis in court for alleged misleading representations

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against GlaxoSmithKline Healthcare and Novartis , alleging they made false or misleading representations in...

Clinic fined $127,000 for false ad claims

In an Australian-first, Wellness Enterprises Pty Limited, which traded as Australian Male Hormone Clinic, has been fined $127,500 plus costs for 17 charges related to unlawful...

Federal Court orders e-cigarette companies to pay penalties for misleading claims

The Federal Court has ordered three online e-cigarette retailers to pay penalties for breaching the Australian Consumer Law.

NSW Chiropractor fined $29,500 for advertising breaches

A New South Wales chiropractor has been convicted of false advertising after he claimed to be able to prevent, treat and cure cancer in his...

Bosisto’s pay $10,800 penalty for allegedly false or misleading tea tree oil claims

The supplier of Bosisto’s tea tree oil, Felton Grimwade & Bosisto’s Pty Ltd (Bosisto’s), has paid a penalty of $10,800 following the issue of an...

Chemmart agrees to improve its promotion of “myDNA” tests

The ACCC has accepted an administrative undertaking on behalf of Chemmart in relation to representations regarding the effectiveness of a myDNA genetic test in identifying...