‘Drip pricing’: Airbnb and eDreams accused of breaching consumer law by ACCC

10:19PM | Tuesday, 13 October 2015 |  Airbnb is one of two companies to enter enforceable undertakings after the ACCC found the accommodation site may have breached Australian Consumer Law.

Not all’s fare: ACCC blocks the taxis’ answer to Uber

10:46PM | Monday, 12 October 2015 |  The taxi industry’s answer to Uber has been blocked by the consumer watchdog because it would have too big an impact on competition.

Deals site Spreets cops $600,000 fine for false and misleading representations

4:54PM | Monday, 27 April 2015 |  Discount deals site Spreets must pay a fine of $600,000 to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for making false or misleading representations to consumers, the Federal Court has ruled.

ACCC drags Scoopon into court over claims the group buying site misled businesses

7:24PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 |  The competition watchdog has started legal proceedings against online group buying site Scoopon in the Federal Court.

Complaints about franchises rise as ACCC looks to crack down

1:04PM | Thursday, 31 January 2013 |  Franchising has come under scrutiny by the ACCC, as complaints about the sector jump by 67%.

ACCC to authorise new code for casual mall licensing

12:04PM | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 |  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.

ACCC flags new year crackdown on fake product reviews

12:13PM | Thursday, 13 December 2012 |  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.

THE NEWS WRAP: RBA tipped to provide a pre-Christmas interest rate cut

12:17AM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 |  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.

Skincare retailer hit with $100,000 fines for ‘retail price maintenance’

10:53AM | Wednesday, 24 October 2012 |  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.

ACCC conducts "internet sweep" into online shopping fine print

9:47PM | Tuesday, 18 September 2012 |  If you sell goods online make sure your fine print is up to scratch, as the consumer watchdog is conducting an internet sweep of websites today as part of an international campaign.