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Australia - ACCC fines iiNet $102,000 for alleged breach of Australian consumer law in bus advertisements

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • July 15 2013

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued iiNet with the $102,000 infringement notice on the basis that it failed to

AUS$2.7 million penalty for fake "Yellow Pages" directory scam

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • August 2 2011

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that the Federal Court in Melbourne has imposed penalties totalling AUS$2.7 million against two overseas companies, Yellow Page Marketing BV (YPM) and Yellow Publishing Limited (YPL), for sending to thousands of Australian businesses misleading faxes and invoices in an attempt to obtain subscriptions to their online business directories

Australian regulator warns that businesses must prepare now for mandatory reporting regime

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • October 14 2010

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning all Australian businesses to start preparing for the new mandatory reporting regime that will take effect from 1 January 2011

Online retailer offers remedies for misleading statements

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • May 5 2010

An Australian online retailer of computer equipment, Mwave, has amended its website and warranty terms based on concerns raised by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) regarding false and misleading statements on its website regarding consumer's rights

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

Court finds company, directors misled foreign IT job seekers

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • February 1 2010

The Australian Federal Court has declared that Zanok Technologies Pty Ltd (Zanok) had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct by making false representations to foreign IT job seekers on a number of websites offering various IT job positions, including MyCareer, Seek and Gumtree

Online retailer changes returns policy following regulator's action

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • December 9 2009

Australia's leading online retailer, Deals Direct, has changed its returns policy and given court enforceable undertakings following an intervention by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC

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