Super A-Mart Pty Ltd has paid two infringement notices totalling $13,200 and changed the labelling of its “floor stock” or “shop soiled” furniture. This occurred following Australian Competition and Consumer Commission allegations that Super A-Mart was making misleading representations regarding the application of the consumer guarantee provisions in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) in relation to floor stock furniture offered for sale.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today released a draft report on making a final access determination (FAD) for the declared wholesale ADSL service. The service is used by retail telecommunications service providers to provide broadband internet products to consumers and businesses over Telstra’s copper network.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has granted interim authorisation to enable the Homeworkers Code of Practice (the Code) to continue in its current form while the ACCC considers the applications for reauthorisation of the Code, as the existing authorisations granted in 2011 are due to expire on 11 March 2013.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against EnergyAustralia Pty Ltd (formerly TRUenergy Pty Ltd) and four marketing and sales companies engaged by Energy Australia in relation to their door-to-door selling practices.
The marketing companies are Sales Marketing and Real Technologies – SMART Pty Ltd, Aegis Services Australia Pty Ltd, Multiple Stories Pty Ltd (trading as Aegis Direct) and Australian Sales and Promotions Pty Ltd.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission proposes to grant authorisation to Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) for an agreement to acquire fixed odds management services from Sportingbet Australia Pty Ltd.
RWWA is the sole licensed pari-mutuel wagering operator in Western Australia and also provides fixed odds wagering products. Sportingbet is an online and telephone wagering service provider.
Under the agreement Sportingbet will provide RWWA with risk management information and will manage RWWA’s fixed odds books.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to Tabcorp Wagering Manager (Vic) Pty Ltd (Tabcorp) in relation to its agreement with ACTTAB Limited (ACTTAB) to provide fixed odds wagering management services.
The agreement will enable ACTTAB to provide the same fixed odds wagering services to its customers as those provided by Tabcorp. In return, Tabcorp will earn management fees.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has granted authorisation to eRx Script Exchange to allow it to enter into a contract with MediSecure to facilitate interoperability between the parties’ electronic pharmaceutical prescription exchange systems.
Prescription exchange services enable doctors to lodge an electronic prescription for a patient, which the patient can have downloaded directly by any participating pharmacy.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has appealed against the recent decision by Justice Jessup in the Federal Court dismissing the ACCC’s allegations that Lux Distributors Pty Ltd (Lux) engaged in unconscionable conduct in relation to the sale of vacuum cleaners to five consumers in contravention of section 51AB of the Trade Practices Act 1974 and section 21 of the Australian Consumer Law.
ACCC Commissioner, Ed Willett provides the Broadcasting Summit with observations on how the ACCC is considering issues relating to audiovisual content delivery in Australia, especially using IP delivered content.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has granted interim authorisation to the Queensland Newsagents Federation (QNF) to allow it and its members to collectively bargain with Golden Casket.
Around 65% of Queensland newsagents are QNF members. Many of these newsagents also sell Golden Casket lotteries. The QNF is seeking authorisation to allow it to collectively bargain with Golden Casket on behalf of its members.