The Federal Court has ordered that Domain Corp Pty Ltd and Domain Name Agency Pty Ltd (also trading as Domain Name Register) pay combined penalties of $1.95 million for breaching the Australian Consumer Law.
From November 2015 to at least April 2017, the two Domain Companies sent out approximately 300,000 unsolicited notices to businesses, which looked like a renewal invoice for the business’s existing domain name. Instead, these notices were for the registration of a new domain name at a cost ranging from $249 to $275.
The Northern Australia Insurance Inquiry Update Report was released on 8 June 2018. The report provides preliminary observations about northern Australian insurance markets drawn from our public consultation and information gathered from insurers, and an overview of the current focus of our inquiry.
The terms of reference require interim reports be provided to the Treasurer by 30 November 2018 and 30 November 2019, with a final report by 30 November 2020.
The ACCC is hosting public forums in May and August to discuss the impacts of digital platforms for consumers, advertisers (including small businesses), journalists and media organisations.
The update report was released May 2018.
Chairman of the ACCC, Rod Sims, addresses the Australian Automobile Aftermarket Association, regarding the findings of the ACCC's new car retailing market study.
ACCC Chairman Rod Sims delivered an address to the Energy Users Association of Australia’s (EUAA) 2018 National Conference today, highlighting the current state of Australia’s electricity and gas markets.
“In Australia, the matters surrounding energy are some of our defining economic challenges for the 21st century,” Mr Sims said.
The ACCC has today published 57 submissions received from advertisers, consumers, digital platforms, journalists and media organisations as part of its digital platforms inquiry.
The submissions canvassed a wide range of issues, including the degree of market power held by the digital platforms, the digital advertising supply chain, and the use of news content by digital platforms, including Google and Facebook.