The ACCC is strengthening product safety online, with a focus on expanding participation in the Australian Product Safety Pledge, online surveillance and contributing to greater consistency of international practice.
The ACCC is seeking feedback on ways to reduce significant safety risks associated with products commonly used to place babies to sleep…
The ACCC has produced a report as part of its inquiry into the prices, profits and margins in the supply of electricity in the National Electricity Market (NEM).
A new scamming trend has hit Australia. Shipping container scams join the top five list of scams across the nation, fleecing consumers of millions of dollars. They are popular on marketplaces and classified sites, but scammers also created fake websites and falsified ABNs. Scamwatch has taken action to get some fake websites removed.
Reforms to the Franchise sector laws are set to reduce the prevalence of unfair terms in standard form contracts and to improve consumer and small business confidence.
Changes to the Franchising Code now give franchisees a right to request early termination from a franchisor
Recent activity in relation to health concern related to hazardous azo dyes in clothing and bed linen has prompted investigation about possible similar links to textiles and leather in furniture. Coupled with these concerns is the potential exposure to chemicals such as formaldehyde from bonded leather on imported furniture.