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Austech Solar Pty Ltd has paid a $6,600 infringement following an investigation into Austech Solar's advertising of government rebates.

Between 30 April and 28 May 2011 Austech Solar stated in three advertisements that the Federal Government rebate for the installation of solar powered systems would end on 30 June 2011, when in fact the rebate would continue but at a reduced amount.

The ACCC had reasonable grounds to believe that Austech Solar made a false representation about the benefits of the installation rebate in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law, and issued the infringement notice on 9 August 2011.