Consumers

Ladder safety matters

The national education campaign ‘Ladder safety matters’ encourages older Australian men to stop and think before they use a ladder. It’s often the split-second decision or risky shortcut that results in a fall.

Ladder safety matters poster

Ladder related injuries among men aged 65 years and older are steadily increasing in Australia.

ACCCount 1 April to 30 June 2016

ACCCount details the ACCC's activities in the enforcement of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, merger reviews, compliance actions, adjudication issues, economic regulation and international involvement.

Ladder safety matters poster

Ladder related injuries among men aged 65 years and older are steadily increasing in Australia.

Ladder safety matters

The national education campaign ‘Ladder safety matters’ encourages older Australian men to stop and think before they use a ladder.

Ban on excessive surcharging by large businesses starts today

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding large businesses of a new ban on charging consumers excessive payment surcharges, which commences today.

“The new law limits the amount a large business can charge customers for use of payment methods such as most credit and debit cards. Businesses can only pass on the permitted costs of the payment method such as bank fees and terminal costs,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.