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Ad playbook an updated guide to retail laws

Keep retailers out of trouble and stay within the law with the Publishers Advertising Playbook. Download the handy tips and tricks from NewsMediaWorks’ advertising regulation...

Sheepskin footwear seller pays $10,800 penalty for alleged false or misleading ‘Australian made’ representation

Kingdom Groups International Pty Ltd (Kingdom) has paid a penalty of $10,800 following the issue of an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer...

Woolworths pays meaty fine for misleading consumers

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has fined Woolworths over $100,000 after finding the company made misleading representations with voucher advertising.

ACCC acts on alleged false or misleading strike through pricing by Froothie Australia

Athena Solutions trading as Froothie Australia (Froothie), the supplier of Optimum branded kitchen appliances, has paid a penalty of $10,800 following the issue of an...

NSW advertising ban of electronic cigarettes and accessories

A person is not able to display an e-cigarette or e-cigarette accessory advertisement so that it can be seen or heard from a public place.

Arnott's pays $51,000 for alleged misleading claims

Arnott’s Biscuits has paid penalties totalling $51,000 following the issue of five infringement notices by the ACCC relating to representations made by Arnott’s about its...

Gympie Dog Breeders penalised over $22,000

The sale of pets is captured under the ACL which means businesses must not make false claims about their characteristics.

ACCC works out concern over Danoz Direct’s Abtronic X2

The ACCC has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Danoz Direct following concerns that its infomercials promoting the Abtronic X2 Fitness System (Abtronic X2) were...

Which little piggy lives where?

The ACCC has concluded investigations into alleged misleading conduct in the pork industry arising from claims such as ‘free range’, ‘bred free range’ and ‘bred...

Whitehead wins global achievement award

Australian media industry veteran Robert Whitehead has been awarded INMA’s highest recognition for individual achievement, the Silver Shovel, at the INMA World Congress in New...

In-store experience still key to young women shoppers – emma Retail Trends and Insights Report

The influx of multinational online retailers has not deterred young Australian women from bricks and mortar stores, with these savvy shoppers favouring both online shopping...

Newsagent talks on lottery deal come to a head

The Newsagents Association of NSW & the ACT is actively advising the State Government to ensure the future of 1500 newsagents as negotiations with Tatts Lotteries and the...