Displaying items by tag: Australian Consumer Law

Telecommunications provider Superfone has been fined $300,000 by the Federal Court for making false and misleading representations plus unsolicited telemarketing sales.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has concluded its investigation into Adventium - the owner of online booking platform Website Travel - after Adventium paid approximately $6.5 million of withheld payments to over 350 Australian tour operators.

Published in Technology Regulation

Origin Energy has paid a penalty of $126,000 after the competition regulator, the ACCC, issued it with an infringement notice for an alleged false or misleading representation in a price increase letter sent to residential electricity customers in Victoria.

Published in Energy
Monday, 07 December 2020 12:30

Kogan pinged by Federal Court

Prominent online retailer Kogan ran false and misleading promotions, according to the Federal Court.

Published in Technology Regulation

Online ticket reseller Viagogo has been fined $7 million by the Federal Court for misleading Australian consumers with Google advertisements, added fees and claims about the scarcity of tickets.

Published in Market

COVID-19 related issues affecting small businesses saw the number of enquiries to the ACCC in the first half of this year increase by 42%, compared to the previous six months, according to the competition watchdog’s small business in focus report.

Published in Health

Video and computer games retailer EB Games Australia is refunding consumers after acknowledging they are likely to have misled consumers about their consumer guarantee rights in relation to faults with the online video game Fallout 76.

Published in Entertainment

Just before the massive Black Friday and pre-Christmas sales season, Canon has unveiled its market-leading five-year warranty, showing it really stands behind its products, confirming as always that price alone has never been the ultimate determinant of value.

Published in Home Tech

The Australian competition watchdog has taken search giant Google to the Federal Court over allegedly making false or misleading claims about the collection of personal location data.

Published in Technology Regulation

Retailer Target has admitted to the competition watchdog, the ACCC, that it may have breached Australian Consumer Law by making false or misleading representations in its dealings with customers who purchased faulty Sony PlayStations.

Published in Hardware
Thursday, 04 July 2019 14:31

Samsung to defend ACCC action in court

Smartphone maker Samsung says it intends to defend the allegations made by the competition regulator, the ACCC, that it published misleading advertisements about its Galaxy-branded water resistant smartphones. 

The Australian competition watchdog has taken Sony Interactive Entertainment Network Europe Limited and its parent company, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited, to the Federal Court for making false or misleading representations to Australians on its website, and in dealings with customers of the PlayStation online store.

Published in Technology Regulation

Internet service provider Activ8me has been fined $250,000 by the Federal Court for false and misleading advertising about its services and not displaying a single price in these ads.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australians are increasingly raising issues about faulty products and services with the national consumer watchdog, the ACCC, with the regulator receiving nearly 34,000 contacts about consumer guarantee related issues in 2018 – an increase of more than 17% compared to 2017.

Published in Market

The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has initiated court action against Internet provider Activ8me for allegedly making false or misleading representations over advertising of its broadband services.

ACCC chair Rod Sims is advocating for changes to business-to-business “unfair” contract terms in standard form contracts, saying there is a strong case to both strengthen the law and introduce penalties for breaking it.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia's Federal Court had ordered Apple to pay $9 million in penalties for making false and misleading statements to customers with faulty iPhones and iPads, about their rights under Australian Consumer Law.

Published in Technology Regulation
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