The 2016 event was held on Wednesday 16 March at The Ivy in Sydney.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released consumer and industry guidance on the operation and use of comparator websites.
“The consumer guidance offers tips to help consumers get the best outcomes when using comparator websites. The industry guidance sets out the standards that the ACCC expects comparator websites to meet,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.
The 2015 National Consumer Congress was held on Friday 20 March at The Ivy in Sydney.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today released its report into the comparator website industry in Australia, which examines how the industry operates, and identifies challenges and benefits for both consumers and businesses.
“Comparator websites can drive competition and deliver significant savings and other benefits to consumers, but any new industry may have a few bad apples,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is launching key components of its strategy for Indigenous consumer protection, including two short films and its revamped Indigenous consumer hotline at an event in Darwin today.
The films are aimed at educating Indigenous consumers about their rights and focus on direct debit contracts and scams, and continue the ACCC’s important work in Indigenous consumer protection issues.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has joined an international initiative to protect vulnerable consumers by sweeping dating websites for misleading offers, unclear pricing policies or consumer contracts with unfair terms.
The web search is part of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN)’s annual internet sweep, involving over 50 consumer protection agencies around the world.