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Flight Centre pays $252,000 for misleading promotions

Travel group pays fine after 35,000 customers took part in unclear promotions.

Product safety crackdown floated as ACCC reveals millions of recalled products are floating around

ACCC fears over 3 million unsafe products are still in Australian homes.

ACCC proposes joint tendering for retail energy prices

Proposal would allow LFRA members to seek more competitive energy offers.

Costs hidden from potential franchisees

Would-be food franchisees are not being given the full picture before they buy into a business: ACCC.

ACCC won’t oppose Wesfarmers, Catch tie-up

Watchdog finds the proposed acquisition unlikely to lessen competition.

Consumer watchdog calls for new measures to combat Facebook and Google’s digital dominance

The ACCC's 600-page report makes 23 recommendations for a more even playing field.

Court sides with Woolworths in compostability case

Supermarket was taken to court by the ACCC over sustainability claims.

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.