The ACCC is reminding people with disability to use their consumer rights when buying goods and services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and to be aware of the range of organisations that can assist when things go wrong.
The Federal Court has found that Birubi Art Pty Ltd (Birubi) made false or misleading representations that products it sold were made in Australia and hand painted by Australian Aboriginal persons, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.
From July 2015 to November 2017 Birubi sold over 18,000 boomerangs, bullroarers, digeridoos and message stones to retail outlets around Australia.
These products, despite featuring designs associated with Australian Aboriginal art and words such as ‘Aboriginal Art’, ‘genuine’, and ‘Australia’, were made in Indonesia.
Far North Queensland's Yarrabah Aboriginal Community and the National Indigenous Consumer Strategy (NICS) will host its annual consumer law regulator conference on Tuesday 31 July 2018.
NICS members, which include the ACCC, ASIC, state and territory fair trading agencies and the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN), will hear from community representatives on issues including obstacles to consumer empowerment as well as recognising culture and history.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against FDRA Pty Ltd (FDRA) (formerly known as Angel digital) and its shareholder and director Jackson Anni (also known as Temitope Ayodele Anifowose) alleging unconscionable conduct, false or misleading conduct, and breaches of the unsolicited consumer agreement provisions of the Australian Consumer Law in the supply of electronic tablet devices.