10:27PM | Wednesday, 31 October 2012 | Consumers are prioritising spending on new clothes, entertainment and technology, according to a Nielsen survey, which shows consumer confidence rose by eight points in the third quarter.
7:06PM | Friday, 27 July 2012 | The competition watchdog has indicated the downward trend of carbon price complaints could continue, but insists it will continue to take a hardline approach to businesses that deliberately mislead consumers.
7:31PM | Monday, 9 July 2012 | Franchisees have been warned that they are personally liable for their actions, in the wake of the Brumby’s carbon tax pricing furore.
7:48PM | Wednesday, 4 July 2012 | Bakery franchise Brumby’s has been caught red-handed attempting to blame price rises on the carbon tax, after a letter sent by the company to franchisees was leaked.
7:38PM | Monday, 2 July 2012 | Clean energy start-ups are gearing up for the potential opportunities provided by the newly-imposed carbon tax, despite widespread uncertainty in the business community over the rising costs associated with the scheme.
6:41PM | Friday, 29 June 2012 | The start of the carbon tax on July 1 will introduce a “new phase of uncertainty” for many Australian businesses, particularly for manufacturers, according to the Australian Industry Group.
6:08PM | Wednesday, 27 June 2012 | Entrepreneurs have been warned over carbon tax price gouging, after the Opposition wrote to thousands of small business owners warning them of the impact of the tax.
6:18PM | Monday, 18 June 2012 | Small businesses unsure about carbon price claims can now access a dedicated hotline, designed to make it easier for consumers and business to complain if they suspect a price claim is false.
6:59PM | Monday, 18 June 2012 | There is now just two weeks until the carbon tax is introduced. Here are the key details you must be aware of before July 1. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
5:50PM | Monday, 28 May 2012 | Start-ups now have no excuse for breaking the rules with regard to the carbon tax, after the competition watchdog launched an updated guide and a series of videos on carbon price claims.