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Community service order and $320k penalty for misleading telemarketing
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • April 15 2014

The Federal Court has ordered by consent that mobile services company Startel Communication Co Pty Ltd (Startel) publish a web page educating


Making advertising comply with the Australian Consumer Law: Court finds answers in TPG's fine print
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

It is the overall impact of an advertisement and not just the dominant message which must be considered when determining if an ordinary consumer


Enquiry into media regulation announced
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 30 2011

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has announced the terms of reference for an independent inquiry into the Australian media


How well does the Interactive Gambling Act work, asks new review
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 13 2011

Australia's interactive gambling laws are under review, with the release of the discussion paper Review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001


Everything that rises must converge: the Convergence Review seeks views on emerging issues
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 8 2011

The Australian Government's Convergence Review has released a consultation paper, Emerging Issues, which summarises some of the information received throughout the last few months of consultation


Mobile premium service providers penalised AUS$375,000
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 6 2011

The Federal Court in Sydney has imposed penalties totalling AUS$375,000 against two Australian companies, Global One Mobile Entertainment Ltd and 6G Pty Ltd for false and misleading advertisements for mobile premium services


Consumer law bares its teeth to the tune of $5.26m
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • July 12 2011

On 7 July 2011, Justice Perram of the Federal Court of Australia ordered Singtel Optus to pay $5.26 million in civil pecuniary penalties for breaches of consumer protection provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA) (equivalent provisions are now found in the Australian Consumer Law which forms a schedule to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010


Pure Water Systems penalised for calling numbers on the Do Not Call Register
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 28 2012

Following investigation by the ACMA, Pure Water Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd has paid a $26,400 penalty for making telemarketing calls to numbers registered on the Do Not Call Register


Global action taken against global Microsoft Imposter telemarketing scam
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia, Canada, Global, USA
  • September 28 2012

Joint action between the ACMA, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian Radio television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has led to court orders being obtained against US-based and India-based parties involved in the global 'Microsoft Imposter' phone scam


ACCC reins in misleading pricing
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 18 2013

In 2010 and 2011 TPG Internet Pty Ltd (TPG) had run a series of advertisements which prominently offered an unlimited ADSL2 service for $29.99 per