Latest consumer law News

Court and tribunal funding welcome, but legal assistance services deserve more
New laws to increase awareness of the dangers of toppling furniture
Qantas agrees to $20m payments to customers and, subject to court approval, a $100m penalty for misleading consumers
Experienced barrister Tim Faulkner SC appointed to NSW Supreme Court
GLAD bags manufacturer in court for ‘50% ocean plastic’ claims
ACCC Welcomes Proposal For Stronger Merger Laws
Dominique Grubisa and DG Institute made misleading representations to students in wealth seminars
Office of Fair Trading recovers more than $13 million for Queensland consumers
Cracking Down On Underquoting
Online florist ordered to pay $1 million for misleading online star ratings and price representations
Don’t Let Thrill Of Bargain Hunt Cloud Your Judgement
Viet Nam Competition Commission signs new Memorandum of Understanding with ACCC
Cost of living and digital economy shape 2024-25 compliance and enforcement priorities
Noni B, Rivers, Katies owner Mosaic Brands in court for allegedly failing to meet advertised delivery times
Ultra Tune Fined $1.5 Million For Contempt Of Court
ARA partners with Artemide Law to deliver expertise to retailers
Total Food Network pays penalties for alleged Horticulture Code breaches
Grays in court over misleading descriptions of cars for sale online
Second Reading Speech, Competition and Consumer Amendment (Fair Go for Consumers And Small Business) Bill 2024
Consumers urged to pursue their rights
Designated complaints legislation welcomed
Mazda to pay $11.5m for misleading consumers about consumer guarantee rights for serious vehicle faults
When expectation vs reality doesn’t match on Valentine’s Day
‘Picture to burn’: The law probably won’t protect Taylor (or other women) from deepfakes
Price gouging doctors should be named and shamed
Paver pays for taking money without doing work
ACCC to examine prices and competition in supermarket sector
Festival fiasco – know how to avoid ticketing blues
Proposed changes to regulation and oversight of the NDIS workforce
Broken but out of warranty? Your consumer guarantee rights may still apply
Web hosting business pays penalties for allegedly misleading customers about ‘free gifts’
Know your consumer rights and stay safe this Christmas
Airbnb to pay $15m in penalties and up to $15m compensation for misleading consumers
Crusader Caravans pays penalties for allegedly misleading consumers about waterproof testing
Australia Post to pay about $2.9 million in compensation to businesses for lost or damaged parcels
Cracking down on unfair NDIS participant pricing
Honda to pay $6m in penalties for misleading consumers about dealership closures
Franchisors warned to remove unfair contract terms or risk legal action
Consumers in focus as 2023 Australian Consumer Survey released
Delicia Franchising admits breaches of Franchising Code
Fitbit to pay $11m in penalties for misrepresentations about consumer guarantee rights
ACCC releases eight principles to guide businesses’ environmental claims
Major car parts supplier and retailers pay penalties for alleged breaches of button battery standard
Consumers and small businesses to benefit from proposed new regulation of digital platforms
Scrutiny of influencers and businesses for misleading advertising and online reviews continues
GetFresh pays penalties for alleged Horticulture Code breaches
District Court Judge appointed Master of Supreme Court
Riff Raff pays penalties after admitting that ads for infant sleep aid toys likely breach consumer law