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ACCC Preliminary report submissions: selected extracts and key points  

The inquiry has considered a range of issues related to the digital landscape

News media focus on trust, value of information in latest campaigns  

News media focuses on trust, purpose and the value of information in latest campaigns  

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.

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...

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.

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.”

Property spruiker Rick Otton and We Buy Houses fined record $18 million

The Federal Court has imposed record penalties totalling $18 million against We Buy Houses Pty Ltd and its sole director, Rick Otton, for making false...

NMI: newspaper revenue performance driven by metro mastheads

Display ad revenue for national and metropolitan newspapers has increased at a time when total revenue in the news media advertising market dipped, according to...

ASIC acts against misleading Initial Coin Offerings and crypto-asset funds targeted at retail investors

ASIC has taken action to stop several proposed initial coin offerings or token-generation events (together, ICOs), targeting retail investors.