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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...

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

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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.

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

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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...

ACCC to investigate internet clothing deals

ACCC chief Rod Sims

Rachel Wells AUSTRALIA'S competition watchdog will launch an investigation into clothing importers who are reaching agreements with international suppliers to stop selling their products to Australians on...

ACCC warns celebrities over paid tweets

Julian Lee Celebrities and personalities who are paid to tweet do not necessarily need to disclose they are being paid, the competition watchdog says.

ACCC sets up tax rip-off hotline

David Wroe The consumer watchdog has set up a hotline for suspected false carbon tax price rises, as it urged businesses to hold off increasing prices until they knew precisely what extra costs they would need...

ACCC rejects NAB takeover bid

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Competition regulator knocks back NAB's $13 billion takeover bid, marking pivotal moment for local wealth management, Ian Verrender reports.

Petrol prices not a rip-off: ACCC

Australia has the fourth cheapest petrol prices among developed nations. And the competition watchdog says fuel companies are not ripping off Australian motorists.

Minister to refer supermarkets to ACCC

Federal Industry Minister Kim Carr is to inform the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of allegations of abuse of market power by major supermarket chains.

Metcash wins legal stoush with ACCC to buy Franklins

Grocery wholesaler Metcash has finally cleared the legal hurdles to its acquisition of Franklins, as it upgrades its financial forecast for its current fiscal year.

New ACCC chief to watch Woolies, Coles

Australia's competition watchdog will pay close attention to the market power of top supermarkets Woolworths and Coles, which hold a duopoly.

Big supermarkets a target in ACCC's get-tough approach

Australia's largest supermarkets have been singled out for attention by the new head of the competition watchdog for potential anti-competitive behaviour.

ACCC to put iPad in the dock

The competition watchdog says it is taking Apple to court for misleading claims over its latest tablet device.

ACCC's fired up over fuel

Phillip Thomson THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission admits it has to do more to educate motorists about fuel prices.