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ACMA warns Telstra on billing accuracy

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • October 14 2013

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has formally warned Telstra for breaching the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code

Australia - ACCC swoops on Scoopon for misleading and deceptive conduct

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • August 14 2013

Recent years have seen the return of coupon deals in Australia in the online environment with the rise of 'daily deals' or 'deal of the day' websites

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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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

Reviewed privacy guidelines for Australian broadcasters

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • November 10 2011

Consent for children and other vulnerable people is clarified in the privacy guidelines for broadcasters released for comment by the Australian Communications and Media Authority

Australian firm fined for testimonials by fans and followers on social networking sites

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
  • -
  • May 17 2011

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that the Australian Federal Court has fined Allergy Pathway Pty Ltd (formerly known as Advanced Allergy Elimination) and its director, Paul Keir, AUS$7,500 each for contempt of undertakings made to the Court

Business directory promotion declared misleading by Australian courts

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • October 3 2011

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that the Federal Court in Sydney ruled that the Spanish-based company, European City Guide SL, trading in Australia as "Industry and Commerce", misled Australian small businesses into signing up with its online business directory

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