Peter Kell


Business users urged to switch off Internet Explorer after vulnerability exposed

9:38AM | Wednesday, 19 September

It's been a bad week for internet scams, with the country's regulatory agencies warning against dodgy emails, while security advisors are now warning users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser to log off due to a newly discovered vulnerability.

Allphones franchisees face uncertainty over sale

11:22AM | Thursday, 3 November

Mobile phone franchise Allphones is reportedly up for sale, 18 months after it was forced to pay $3 million in damages to franchisees for introducing a “no dickheads” policy.

ACCC issues product safety warning to small firms

8:48AM | Thursday, 18 August

The competition watchdog is reminding small businesses to review its mandatory reporting regime regarding product safety, which has triggered 40 product recalls in six months.

ACCC chief Graeme Samuel set to step down: Report

4:50PM | Tuesday, 5 April

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Graeme Samuel has reportedly told staff he will pursue "other interests" when his term finishes on July 31.

Scams double amidst evolving technology

3:11PM | Monday, 7 March

A new report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reveals scam-related reports more than doubled from 2009 to 2010, with online scams soaring.

Eftpos fraud triples in one year

12:13AM | Wednesday, 8 December

Eftpos fraud has almost tripled in the last financial year due to skimming and electronic forgery, according to new figures from the Australian Payments Clearing Association.