Competition and Consumer Act 2010
The ACCC’s approach is that it will not ordinarily indicate whether a business has been given an infringement notice.
In accordance with the principle of transparency outlined in the ACCC’s Compliance and Enforcement Policy, every enforcement matter that is dealt with through litigation or formal resolution is made public.
In accordance with this principle, the ACCC maintains a register on its website listing paid infringement notices. Entries on the register ordinarily contain the following details:
The ACCC focuses on prioritising matters for compliance and enforcement action where there has been or may be widespread consumer detriment. For this reason, many of the matters the ACCC pursues will not be suitable for resolution by way of infringement notice.
The ACCC is less likely to consider issuing infringement notices where:
The ACCC’s Compliance and Enforcement Policy sets out the principles it adopts to achieve compliance with the law, and outlines the ACCC’s enforcement powers, functions, priorities and strategies.