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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) raises concerns about transparency in Australian comparator website industry

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • December 23 2014

On 28 November 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") released a report on the comparator website industry in Australia

Australia - Children's e-Safety Bill: what it means for social media services

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • December 23 2014

The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 (e-Safety Bill) was introduced to Australia's Federal Parliament on 3 December 2014. The e-Safety

Australian Communications and Media Authority ("ACMA") report on Emerging Trends in Media and Communications flags over-the-top communications services ("OTTs") as ripe for regulation

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • December 23 2014

On 21 November 2011, the Australian Communications and Media Authority ("ACMA") released a report entitled Six Emerging Trends in Media and

Australian retailer admits "two-price" advertising likely to mislead

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • March 2 2010

Bedding retailer Snooze has admitted that an October 2008 "two-price" advertising campaign in which it priced some products in the form of "WasNow" was likely to mislead or deceive consumers in breach of the Trade Practices Act (TPA

ACMA granted injunctions and declarations in landmark SMS spam case

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • October 12 2009

The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) successfully obtained injunctions and declarations against five out of the eight respondents involved in ACMA's first SMS spam case before the Brisbane Federal Court concerning the sending of unsolicited commercial SMS messages

Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2009

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • November 6 2009

The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has published its inquiry report on the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2009, which will ban unfair terms in standard form business-to-consumer contracts

Australian regulator directs mobile premium service provider to comply with the mobile premium services code

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • April 12 2011

The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) has directed mobile premium service provider Jada Mobile Services Limited to comply with the Mobile Premium Services Code after an investigation found that the company had breached the Code

Australian regulator obtains first do not call register court penalty against telemarketer

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • September 14 2011

The Australian Federal Court has found that FHT Travel Pty Limited (FHT Travel) and its sole director breached the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 by making, or causing to be made, more than 12,000 marketing calls to people who had placed their telephone numbers on the Australian Do Not Call Register

Australian Government strengthens commitment to the national broadband network

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • July 26 2011

Over the next four years, the Australian Government will progressively inject equity into NBN Co totalling AUS$18.2 billion to help finance the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN), in line with NBN Co's Corporate Plan

Australians urged to report spam and unwanted telemarketing phone calls

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • February 10 2010

A recent report reveals that while there is a strong level of awareness and understanding about spam and unwanted telemarketing calls, nearly two in five Australians are unaware of who to contact in order to lodge a complaint