The ACCC is warning about false billing scams after a 45 per cent surge in complaints and almost $725,000 reported lost in 2013. False billing scams attempt to trick busy businesses into paying for unwanted and unauthorised listings or advertisements in magazines, journals or business directories.
The ACCC has allowed taxi operators working in co-operatives in regional and country Victoria to agree on the maximum fares they will charge taxi-users for work booked within their cooperative network.
The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to allow participants in the North West Power System to agree to rules relating to the coordination of electricity dispatch schedules at electricity generators in the NWPS.
The ACCC is today celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA). On 1 October 1974, the TPA took effect and the forerunner to the ACCC, the Trade Practices Commission opened its doors for the first time.
The ACCC proposes to authorise the Jewellers Association of Australia to establish a retail tenancy database for use by members. The database will provide de-identified information about the terms and conditions of commercial leases entered into by members.
The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to allow RWWA to make and give effect to the six identified provisions in an Agreement with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Horse Race Betting Limited, and make and give effect to the six identified provisions in an Agreement with HKJC Club Horse Race Betting Limited.
The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to allow Tabcorp Wagering Manager (Vic) Pty Ltd, TAB Limited and Tabcorp Europe Limited to make and give effect to the four specified provisions in Agreements with HKJC Horse Race Betting Limited.