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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Archives

ACCC raises concerns about Australian online marketplaces

The consumer watchdog says online marketplaces have a ‘high level of control and involvement’ in transactions between co...

ACCC sues Uber for misleading fares, seeks $26 million penalty

Uber said that ever since the ACCC has raised the issue, it has “worked to streamline our in-app messages to make it cle...

Trivago fined $44.7 million for misleading travellers

The court found the company guilty of deceiving consumers by misrepresenting hotel room rates on its website and in TV a...

Global probe launched into supply-chain cartel conduct

Cartel conduct harms consumers by preventing businesses from providing quality services at better prices.

Supply chain issues to worsen as virus impacts transport sector

Due to sickness or isolation, up to half of the country’s truck drivers are missing, according to TWU national secretary...

ACCC ready to “name and shame” retailers over rapid antigen prices

ACCC chair Rod Sims said the watchdog had already received over 100 customer contacts in relation to the pricing of rapi...

Decathlon fined $1.5 million for breaking consumer law

The Federal Court handed down the ruling, according to the ACCC after the business failed to include relevant safety lab...

Eftpos, BPAY and NPP merger tries to quell retail industry fears

ACCC wants feedback on the potential merger's proposal to win over skeptics.

ACCC gives Woolies, PFD acquisition the thumbs up

The ACCC will not oppose Woolworths Group’s plan to acquire food distributor PFD Food Services following a detailed inve...

Telstra fined $50m for unconscionable conduct toward Indigenous Australians

Telstra staff manipulated credit assessments, and employed unlawful sales tactics against Indigenous Australians.

Industry groups warn watchdog of “anti-competitive” Woolies in PFD probe

The proposed undertakings put forward by Woolworths earlier this week did nothing to address the concerns they had alrea...

Woolies offers temporary obligations to sweeten prospective PFD purchase

The temporary measures are designed to “allow the market to adjust to Woolworths and PFD ceasing to be independent of ea...

Lorna Jane heading to court for claiming its products cure Covid-19

Lorna Jane said its product could stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus, despite the fact the business had done no scien...

RFG is going to court over “unconscionable” conduct toward franchisees

The ACCC alleges RFG took advantage of its own franchisees between 2015 and 2019.

ACCC lays out competition concerns for Woolies’ PFD deal

The deal could reduce meaningful choice in the sector warns ACCC.

Watchdog allows shopping centres to implement rent relief

Decision allows shopping centres to defer, waive or reduce payments and interest.

ACCC proposes joint tendering for retail energy prices

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

ACCC says Samsung misled with phone ads

ACCC says Samsung misled customers on its products' water resistance.

ACCC opposes BP’s bid for Woolworths sites

Watchdog concludes nine-month review.

Watchdog delays Woolworths and BP decision

Fuel firm's $1.8 billion acquisition of over 500 service stations postponed by ACCC.