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Funeral and cemeteries operator InvoCare pays $102,000 penalty for alleged false or misleading representation

InvoCare Limited has paid a penalty of $102,000 after being issued an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for allegedly making a false or misleading representation.

InvoCare Limited and its subsidiary, InvoCare Australia Pty Limited (together InvoCare) have also provided a court enforceable undertaking to the ACCC. InvoCare is the largest operator of funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoria in Australia, operating 14 cemeteries and crematoria nationally.

ACCC investigation leads to clearer ticket pricing

Ticketek and Ticketmaster have improved their pricing practices in response to concerns raised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission as part of its drip pricing investigation.

The ACCC had identified instances where it considered that these companies had failed to state single minimum total prices. The two ticketing companies will now include unavoidable fees in prices earlier in the online booking process.

ACCC warns gyms about 'No Contracts' membership advertising

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has put the fitness industry on notice for using the phrase ‘No Contracts’ in advertising, where they required consumers to sign membership contracts with conditions for termination and payment of the membership.

The ACCC considers this advertising to be misleading.

 “Gyms should not use attention-grabbing phrases like ‘No Contracts’ if they are misleading or deceptive,” ACCC Deputy Chair Dr Michael Schaper said.

ACCC acts on 'Victoria Honey' misrepresentations

Basfoods (Aust) Pty Ltd (Basfoods) has paid penalties totalling $30,600 following the issue of three infringement notices by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in relation to Basfoods’ “Victoria Honey”.

The ACCC considered that Basfoods had misrepresented that its “Victoria Honey” was honey produced by honey bees on product labelling and on its website, when it was mainly comprised of sugars from plants including corn and sugar cane.

Saskia Beer's Barossa Farm Produce gives undertaking to ACCC for misrepresenting 'Black Pig' products

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Barossa Farm Produce Pty Ltd (Barossa Farm Produce) for false or misleading representations and misleading or deceptive conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

Barossa Farm Produce has acknowledged that representations made on its product labelling, websites, social media, and at a particular cooking class were likely to have contravened sections 18 and 29(1)(a) of the ACL.

ACCC takes action against Actrol Parts Pty Ltd

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Actrol Parts Pty Ltd (Actrol), a wholesaler of refrigerant gas, alleging it made false or misleading representations and engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

The ACCC’s allegations relate to representations made by Actrol about the reasons for significant increases in the price of certain types of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant gas effective from 1 July 2012.