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$20m penalty for Meta companies for conduct liable to mislead consumers about use of their data
Costco pays penalties for alleged misleading lobster country of origin claims
Consumers urged to exercise caution dealing with licensed car dealer (Ventura Autos Pty Ltd)
Law Council congratulates winner of the Consumer Rights Award 2023
Bache Bros pays penalty for alleged Horticulture Code breach
ACCC publishes draft guidance to improve businesses’ environmental claims
Boarders and lodgers have rights too
Alarm raised over patio and shed business failing to complete work (Factory Direct Group / Profounder Factory Direct / Factory Direct WA)
Secure Parking in court for alleged misleading claims about ‘Secure-a-Spot’ service
ACCC intervenes to ensure 543 businesses avoid higher electricity bills
Green Endeavour pays penalty for alleged breach of Horticulture Code
Pool fibreglass repairer fined for leaving owners out of pocket (Marcello “Marc” Maddaloni)
CovaU and ReAmped pay penalties for alleged breaches of electricity code
ACCC investigates as button battery products fail to comply with information rules to keep children safe
Consumers fight back against Albany shed seller and win
ACCC concerns about Mitsubishi discount offer resolved following consumer refunds
Domestic airline competition at critical juncture
Tradie platform hipages rectifies subscription trap issues
National online florist Meg’s Flowers in court over alleged misleading local florist claims
Act now to stamp out exploitation of migrant workers
Travelling in post-pandemic world
Empowering consumers and small businesses through a designated complaints function
Vitamin and supplement supplier removes misleading statements from Wealthy Health website
ASQA Update 4 May
Retailers pay penalties for supplying Halloween products allegedly in breach of button battery standards
Vehicle repairer to pay almost $50,000 for failing to complete work (Christopher Hall / The Barra Shed / 5XH Logistics Pty Ltd)
Online car seller fined for misleading odometer readings (Wesam Mohammed)
Fake tradies known as ‘bitumen bandits’ on the prowl for WA victims
Opinion piece: Unfair practices hurt consumers, businesses, profits
Court dismisses appeals against Mazda judgment
Spotlight on hidden fees
Booktopia to pay $6m for misleading statements about consumer guarantee rights
Competition and consumer issues in essential services, sustainability among 2023-24 compliance and enforcement priorities
Jeep parts seller fined $24,000 for second time for non-supply
Don’t fret over new pet – know your rights
ACCC ‘greenwashing’ internet sweep unearths widespread concerning claims
Personal Insolvency Roundtable first step to bankruptcy reform
Product Safety Pledge removes thousands of dangerous items from online marketplaces
Seafood lovers urged to have their say
New campaign to help pet buyers understand their consumer rights
Warning about buying used vehicles damaged by Kimberley floods
Report that urges cutting financial advice red tape
Australian Government Breaching Consumer Law Following Four Corners
Our neurodata can reveal our most private selves. As brain implants become common, how will it be protected?
You can’t buy love but you can buy local this Valentine’s Day