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Names of doctors who accept drug payments to be disclosed under ACCC recommendation

Lisa Visentin The Australian competition watchdog had demanded that pharmacetical companies publicly declare the names of doctors who accept conference fees or speaker fees as a condition of its support for a...

Woolworths knowingly sold hazardous products, ACCC alleges

Woolworths has been taken to court by the consumer watchdog.

Esther Han  Woolworths has been accused of lying about the safety of a range of its branded goods, including steel deep fryers, matches and chairs, and failing to lodge reports to authorities once it was...

ACCC forces recall of electrical cabling sold nationwide and fitted in 40,000 buildings

Electrical cabling

Beau Donelly Defective electrical cabling sold through major hardwares and fitted in 40,000 homes and businesses nationwide has been recalled due to a risk of fire.

ACCC warns of scam offering thousands of dollars from carbon tax repeal

woman on phone

Yolanda Redrup If you have received a call from a government agency recently offering you a refund from the carbon tax repeal the chances are you have been duped.

Baby movement monitor poses strangulation risk: ACCC

The Tommee Tippee monitor.

Beau Donelly A baby monitor that alerts parents if their child stops breathing poses a strangulation risk if the cord is pulled into the cot.

ACCC accuses Bet365 of misleading advertising

The ACCC is cracking down on betting advertising.

Esther Han The ACCC has launched legal action against three Bet365 companies in the Federal Court, accusing them of misleading new customers with false advertising.

Coles, ACCC court case to run 10 weeks

The ACCC claims Coles took advantage of its superior bargaining position.

Lucille Keen Coles is set to defend allegations it pressured 200 suppliers into joining a contractual program in order for the supermarket to stock their products.

Online cot vendors penalised as ACCC announces major review of safety standards

A baby girl sleeps ... the ACCC is reviewing safety standards for cots, strollers and bunk beds.

Esther Han Two eBay vendors have been penalised for selling non-compliant cots that could have severely injured or killed babies, the consumer watchdog said, as it launched a review of mandatory standards for...

ACCC sues discount coupon website Spreets for misleading and deceptive conduct

Spreets

Esther Han The consumer watchdog is suing group-buying website Spreets for misleading and deceiving customers over discount deals, voucher rules, and consumer rights.

ACCC calls for regulation of user-generated restaurant reviews

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Kim Arlington Now that anyone with an internet connection can share their opinions with a wide audience, user review websites such as TripAdvisor, Urbanspoon and Eatability are becoming the new word of mouth, and...

ACCC recalls two of Australia's most popular rifles

The popular Remington 700 model is one of two being recalled by the ACCC.

Aleisha Orr The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting shooters to the recall of two popular models of rifle - one of which a Perth-based shooter describes as "the most prolific bolt-action...

ACCC addresses database breach

A breach of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's databases has exposed the email addresses of subscribers to possible scammers.

Scams costly for Australians: ACCC

Australians looking for love are among the top targets of scammers.

Canberra Australians looking for love are among the top targets of scammers, who are conning more than $93 million a year out of victims.

Carbon tax: power bills to fall at once warns ACCC

Rod Sims

Tom Allard The head of Australia's consumer watchdog has warned business their complaints that they will not be able to pass on the full savings from the repeal of the carbon tax were ''exaggerated'' and there...

ACCC eyes complaints about NRMA

Natalie O'Brien Unhappy NRMA customers, smash repairers and former staff have come forward with complaints about the insurance giant and a Senate Estimates hearing was told last week that the competition watchdog is...

10,000 hens to a hectare is no free range: ACCC

How free range are your eggs? (Thumbnail)

Melissa Fyfe, Royce Millar Supermarket Coles' new standard for free-range eggs looks set to run foul of the national consumer watchdog with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission declaring that eggs produced at...

Small producers must band together, says ACCC boss

Darren Gray THE man leading the competition watchdog's investigation into major supermarkets has recommended that small producers collectively bargain with major supermarkets and other dominant buyers when they...

ACCC fires salvo over petrol dockets

Rod Sims

Eli Greenblat, Jared Lynch An investigation into shopper-docket fuel discounts has led the nation's powerful competition regulator to warn the scheme may push up the price of petrol and create an unassailable petrol duopoly...

Sunscreen maker faces ACCC heat

Some experts believe nanoparticles damage human cells.

Adam Cooper Antaria is under investigation over allegedly misleading customers about contents of its ZinClear-IM product that some believe are harmful to humans.

Julian Lee

ACCC gives companies Facebook ultimatum

Julian Lee Large companies that fail to remove false and misleading comments from their brands' Facebook pages within 24 hours face potential court action, the competition watchdog has warned.