Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
The High Court has handed down a decision in the ongoing case between Google and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, saying the search engine giant is not responsible for displaying misleading ads made by a third party.
Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop has defended his company’s controversial decision to adopt Windows Phone 8 over Android or an internally developed alternative.
Complaints to the consumer watchdog about franchises have increased as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission increases its audits.
The head of the federal government’s review of the franchising code of conduct says while he comes to the job with no pre-conceived ideas for what should change, topics such as bargaining in good faith, disclosure rules and mediation are all priorities for review.
Cotton On is in trouble with the authorities yet again, with the retailer now fined a massive $1 million for selling children's sleepwear that was deemed so flammable it shouldn't have even been supplied.
“Aussie” John Symond has netted tens of millions of dollars by selling a bigger stake of his Aussie Home Loans business to the Commonwealth Bank.
The competition watchdog is likely to authorise a new voluntary code of practice for casual mall licensing, compiled by the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, which could affect start-ups.
Businesses have been put on notice after the competition watchdog warned it will be cracking down on fake product reviews and online voucher rip-offs in the new year.
Google chairman and start-up investor Eric Schmidt has brushed off criticism of the search giant’s tax avoidance, saying “It’s called capitalism.”
The Reserve Bank of Australia has been widely tipped by economists to provide a pre-Christmas interest rate cut today, amid continued concerns about the strength of the economy.
Click Frenzy, Australia’s first online mass discounting event, has seen a surge in early consumer interest, with the site crashing shortly after its launch last night.
A Melbourne-based skincare retailer has been hit with $100,000 in fines for engaging in resale price maintenance, prompting the competition watchdog to issue a stern warning to suppliers.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has brought proceedings in the Federal Court in Sydney against Hewlett-Packard for what the watchdog says are false and misleading warranties issued by the computer giant.
ACCC to clarify country of origin labelling but Australian Made Campaign says "deceptive" rules need to be changed3:49AM | Tuesday, 12 March
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is taking new steps to address misleading claims made on labels about country of origin claims but the Australian Made Campaign says the watchdog is not going far enough.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for stronger sanctions for breaches of the Franchising Code as the sector continues to boom.
The Federal Court has ordered two businesses to pay a total penalty of $1 million for illegal door-to-door selling practices, following action by the competition watchdog.
It may not win any awards at Cannes, but this new short film by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission does a slick job of warning businesses not to form cartels, through the fictional story of highly-strung underling-turned whistle blower Martin Tully.
The consumer watchdog has issued a warning about widespread unscrupulous industry practices in the door-to-door sales industry, but the industry says many of the practices raised by the ACCC have been addressed.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission issued a warning about the risks of crowdfunding today and said enforcement included fines of up to $22,000 and up to five years’ imprisonment.
The Federal Government's control over the National Broadband Network has been questioned after it released an update for its corporate report yesterday, confirming the project will be delayed by six months and cost an extra $1.4 billion.