Are your marketing slogans misleading?

Are your marketing slogans misleading?

Many consumers are enticed by quick-fix weight loss programs – especially when they are advertised at affordable prices such as Jenny Craig’s “Lose 10kg for $10” advertisements. However, the ACCC has...
Was/Now Advertising: Is your promotional sale legal?

Was/Now Advertising: Is your promotional sale legal?

It is common practice for retailers to advertise with “was/now” pricing on their products – for example, a suit that “was $300” and is “now $250” suggests a saving of $50.  This method of compara...
Make sure your imported goods are safe

Make sure your imported goods are safe

With injury reporting issues on the table, it is relevant to note that the ACCC has highlighted concerns about the safety of cheap imported goods after a 12 per cent increase in recalls due to goods n...
ACCC Introduces Excessive Surcharge Ban

ACCC Introduces Excessive Surcharge Ban

We previously wrote about the new excessive surcharge ban, but let’s talk a little more in-depth about how the ban will affect you and your business. If your business charges a surcharge for credit,...
Data Breach Notification: Mandatory or Voluntary

Data Breach Notification: Mandatory or Voluntary?

In our recent presentation E-Commerce Expectations, we discussed the importance of data breach notification, which is the practice of notifying customers or clients if data regarding their personal an...
Online shopping to become more expensive

Online shopping to become more expensive

Currently, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), imposed at a rate of ten per cent, applies only to the importation of goods into Australia with a value in excess of AU$1,000. That is, all goods of ‘low v...
Are your products safe

Are your products safe?

The ACCC recently published an article warning of the dangers of water expanding balls, or "water beads" for children. These balls are very small, but expand to up to 400 times their original size whe...
No Relief for Nurofen

No Relief for Nurofen

The ACCC has initiated proceedings against Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Ltd, the company behind Nurofen Specific Pain tablets for allegedly making false or misleading claims. The compa...
Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

As part of the ACCC’s focus on the energy sector last year, recently two energy companies, Origin Energy and Simply Energy (including some subsidiaries) have been hit with large penalties as a result...
Protect your Supplier Relationship the Smart Way

Protect your Supplier Relationship the Smart Way

A good relationship with suppliers is essential to the operation of many businesses. However, in the course of establishing and maintaining a strong working relationship with your suppliers, it is eas...
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