Updates

21 July 2016

Q & A: Metcash’s proposed acquisition of Home Timber & Hardware

The information contains some questions and answers about the ACCC's review of the proposed acquisition of Home Timber and Hardware Group (HTHG) by Metcash.
14 July 2016

New mandatory standard to ensure safety of self-balancing scooters

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer, has today introduced a mandatory standard under the Australian Consumer Law to ensure the safety of self-balancing scooters (previously called ‘hoverboards’).
24 May 2016

Consumers warned about property investment schemes

A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it for themselves.
31 March 2016

Have your say on the Australian Consumer Law

Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand today released an Issues Paper calling for submissions on the Australian Consumer Law Review.
18 March 2016

Act now on unsafe hoverboards

The ACCC urges consumers that own hoverboards to contact their retailer or supplier to check the safety of the product.
15 March 2016

2016 Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture

The ACCC and CHOICE will host the annual Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture in Sydney this evening.
26 February 2016

Consumer information on closure of Dick Smith Holdings

Dick Smith Holdings Ltd was a large electrical goods retailer, that operated approximately 390 stores under four brands, Dick Smith, Electronics powered by Dick Smith, Move and Move by Dick Smith. Ferrier Hodgson acting as the receiver advised the stock exchange on 25 February 2016 that the company is to be liquidated.
5 January 2016

Hoverboard safety concerns

The ACCC has identified two safety concerns with hoverboards: fires that have occurred from the faulty design of some hoverboard chargers and user injuries through falls.