On 8 May 2014, the ACCC commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Origin Energy Limited (Origin) alleging that Origin made false or misleading representations and engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct.  The ACCC alleges that Origin mislead consumers by making representations on its website and in confirmation packs it sent to consumers in early-mid 2013, that under a DailySaver energy plan they would receive a discount on the energy usage charges they would otherwise pay Origin.

The ACCC is seeking pecuniary penalties, declarations, injunctions, publication orders, a compliance program, redress for affected consumers, and costs.