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Flight Centre pays $252,000 in penalties for Christmas and Easter promotions

Flight Centre Travel Group has paid $252,000 in penalties after the ACCC issued two infringement notices

Agency and Director hit $900,000 in penalities for underquoting

The Federal Court has ordered an estate agency in Melbourne’s east and its director to pay almost $900,000 in fines and compensation for underquoting offences.

INFORM 2019 Wrap-up  

The 2019 INFORM News Media Summit brought together media and marketing minds from across the region to discuss the big issues facing the industry today.

Update – Port Phillip Publishing penalised

Online publishing company and former director found liable for misleading and deceptive statements about mimicking the Future Fund.

Water filter cartridge company’s watery claims

Saipol Technologies, a water filter cartridges business, has acknowledged it was likely to have breached the Australian Consumer Law.

$10 million bitter pill for Peptide Clinics Australia

The Federal Court ordered that Peptide Clinics Australia pay $10 million to the Commonwealth for breaches of the mandatory rules for advertising of medicines, including the ban on advertising prescription-only medicines to the public.

Penalties and refunds over energy discount claims

Dodo and CovaU have paid penalties totalling $37,800 and $12,600 respectively after the ACCC issued each energy retailer with infringement notices for alleged misleading claims about discounts available on their energy plans.

AUSTRALIA’S RIGHT TO KNOW COALITION OF MEDIA COMPANIES CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT TO AMEND LAWS TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW

This document provides details to support the position put forward at the National Press Club’s Press Freedom:
On the Line event on 26 June 2019.

Update for the advertising cats and dogs for sale in Victoria

The Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Act 2017 amends the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and reforms the dog breeding and pet shop industries in Victoria and better regulate the sale of dogs and cats.

Samsung in hot water over misleading claims

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Samsung Electronics Australia alleging it made false, misleading and deceptive representations in advertising the water resistance of various ‘Galaxy’ branded mobile phones.

Press release: Media leaders unite to demand change to protect Australia’s right to know

The leaders of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Nine and News Corp Australia have today called for better protections of media freedom in a joint presentation at the National Press Club (NPC) in Canberra.

OPINION: Defending the core business of news media

The pursuit of the facts that democracy depends upon in order to survive and thrive