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ACCC checks APRA’s “near-monopoly” on music licences

Businesses could soon see lower fees to play licenced music.

ACCC targets Kogan for misleading customers

ACCC alleges Kogan misled customers regarding discounts.

Cost of scams up 43 per cent in 2018: ACCC

Scams cost Aussie consumers and businesses nearly $500 million.

Suppliers call on ACCC to investigate retailers

Frustrated suppliers question how compliant supermarkets are.

Franchising report reveals “deeply rooted cultural problems”

Several changes recommended to shift balance of power.

ACCC: Google and Facebook are “unavoidable business partners”

Consumer watchdog reports on digital platforms' impact on advertising.

ACCC blames retailers for petrol price cycle

The practice is not illegal, but infuriates drivers, consumer watchdog says.

Aussie businesses have lost $2.8 million to email scams in 2018

Medium-sized businesses are most vulnerable, watchdog says.

Kogan hurt by GST changes

Overseas competitors and a weaker dollar force Kogan's margins down.

Data reform to give consumers more control

ACCC chair discusses the implementation of the Consumer Data Right.

ACCC calls for stronger penalties in franchising sector

More robust Code of Conduct needed to protect franchisees, says watchdog.

Companies violating consumer law could now face higher penalties

Australian consumer law penalties set to soar.

Watchdog won’t oppose outdoor ad acquisitions

The acquisitions are unlikely to lessen competition.

Clubs change refunds and returns policies after ACCC probe

The previous returns policies contravened Australian Consumer Law.

ACCC gives nod for Energizer to buy rival

Competition watchdog gives green light for Energizer to buy Spectrum Brands.

ACCC signals tougher stance on consumer laws

ACCC says short-term profit is being put before customers.

Watchdog to implement consumer data rights

ACCC says consumer data rights will soon become a reality.

ACCC fines Apple $9 million for misleading customers

Tech giant ordered to pay for misleading customers.

ACCC takes Woolworths to court

Supermarket giant battles 'false and deceptive' representation charge, pokies allegations.

The week that was

Looking back at what made headlines this week.