Updates

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.
5 January 2016

ACCC issues ACCCount for September 2015 quarter

ACCCount details the ACCC’s enforcement, compliance, merger, adjudication, economic regulation, market studies, advocacy and international activities during the July to September 2015 quarter.
15 December 2015

World Competition Day Saturday 5 December

World Competition Day is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of strong cooperative relationships between competition agencies across the globe.
4 December 2015

Annual report shows ACCC delivering economy-wide benefits

The ACCC has continued to deliver economy-wide benefits that enhance the welfare of all Australians, as shown in its 2014–15 Annual Report.
30 October 2015

Expressions of interest sought for the ACCC's Small Business, Franchising and newly formed Agriculture Consultative Committees

The ACCC’s Small Business, Franchising and the newly formed Agriculture Consultative Committees provide a forum through which competition and consumer protection concerns related to their respective sectors can be considered and addressed collaboratively.
28 October 2015

ACCC reminds franchisors of 31 October deadline for updating of documents

On 1 January 2015, the old Franchising Code was repealed and replaced with a new Franchising Code of Conduct. The new Code introduced a number of new requirements including that franchisors provide additional information, disclosure and greater transparency to prospective and established franchisees.
26 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.
14 October 2015

ACCC grants authorisation to Brisbane councils for joint waste tender

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has granted authorisation for Redland City Council and Brisbane City Council to jointly procure, negotiate and contract for waste, green waste and recyclables collection services until 30 October 2034.
12 October 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.
29 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.
11 September 2015