Updates

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.
14 October 2015

ACCC joins international effort to combat online consumer issues

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has joined a global effort of 34 nations to better combat e-commerce issues faced by consumers, including online scams.
29 September 2015

ACCC testing prompts recalls of fire risk cigarettes

The ACCC has negotiated recalls with two suppliers of cigarettes in Australia after testing revealed their products fail to comply with the mandatory safety standard for reduced fire risk.
11 September 2015

ACCC statement on asbestos in crayons

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has conducted testing on a range of wax crayons and identified traces of asbestos in a number of products.
17 July 2015

ACCC to hold Canberra consumer forum on Coles' proposed acquisition of ACT Supabarn supermarkets

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is inviting members of the public to attend a consumer forum as part of its consideration of the proposed acquisition of nine Supabarn supermarkets by Coles.
10 July 2015

Disruptions to travel and holiday plans

There are a range of options available to you when facing disruption or cancellation of travel plans outside of your control.
3 July 2015

Q & A: Coles proposed acquisition of Supabarn supermarkets

The ACCC’s mergers team invites submissions on the review of Coles' proposed acquisition of Supabarn supermarkets.