Displaying items by tag: Australian Competition and Consumer Commisssion (ACCC)

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commisssion (ACCC) has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Mastercard for allegedly engaging in conduct with the purpose of substantially lessening competition in the supply of debit card acceptance services.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commisssion (ACCC) is urging consumers to urgently check if their LG, SolaX or Opal home energy solar systems are affected by dangerous LG solar energy storage batteries which are under recall – and if so to contact the manufacturer immediately.

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Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Facebook and two of its subsidiaries for false, misleading or deceptive conduct when promoting its Onavo Protect mobile app to Australian consumers.

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Caravan and motorhome owners have been warned by the consumer watchdog, the ACCC, about “deadly” faulty water heaters that may produce unsafe levels of carbon monoxide when gas is used to generate the heat.

Published in Home Tech

Over 90,000 cars with deadly Takata airbags are still on Australian roads according to the latest quarterly update by the the competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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Online comparison website iSelect has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $8.5 million in penalties for making false or misleading representations about its electricity comparison service.

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Flight Centre has buckled under weeks of pressure from Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog the ACCC and has now stopped charging customers hundreds of dollars in cancellation fees in order to get a refund for travel cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wednesday, 12 February 2020 11:34

ACCC raises concerns over mortgage aggregator deal

The proposed acquisition of mortgage aggregator Connective Group by fellow aggregator Australian Finance Group is under the microscope by the ACCC over concerns about competition if the deal is done.

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Small South Melbourne-based NBN provider, Tangerine Telecom, has opened 2020 with a new offering for telecommunications consumers, delivering what it claims is Australia’s most competitively priced 25/5 unlimited NBN plan costing $49.90 per month - but just for the first six months of the plan.

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