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Airtasker slammed by consumer advocate over claim users can earn “up to $20,000 a month”

Sydney startup Airtasker has been slammed by consumer advocate Choice over its claim that workers on its platform are earning “up to $20,000 a...

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Queensland businessman stung for duping small businesses into paying for “bogus” expo

A Queensland businessman who took payments from small businesses for a business exhibition that was later postponed and then cancelled has been fined $5000...
Collapsed training provider fined $160,000 for luring students with fake job ads

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Director of collapsed training provider fined $20,000 over fake job ads

The director of a collapsed training and recruitment company has been fined $20,000 dollars for multiple breaches of Australian Consumer Law. The Melbourne Magistrates Court...
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Adelaide business operator fined over illegal “Sharelarium” that offered solarium use for a fee

A 28-year-old South Australian man has been found guilty of running an illegal solarium tanning service out of his garage. Dubbed the “Sharelarium,” the operation...

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EasyMeals falls foul of consumer watchdog after making misleading claims about its packaged meals

Online food retailer EasyMeals has been forced to publish a corrective notice admitting to breaches of the Australian Consumer Law on its website, following...
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Federal court rules Dick Smith’s OzEmite to stay as the entrepreneur slams the “ridiculous cost of the law”

A lengthy legal battle involving Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith and yeast-spread brand AussieMite appeared to come to an end last week, with the Federal...
ACCC fines Kogan $32,400 for Father’s Day promotions

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ACCC probes kitchenware brand Thermomix over safety concerns and claims customers were “gagged”

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating popular kitchenware brand Thermomix, amid ongoing safety concerns with the appliance and months after the company...

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What is a director penalty notice and what does it mean for your business?

There is no worse feeling then meeting directors and telling them they have a very large personal liability they never knew about. What follows...
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You Chews forced to change name after cease and desist letter

Food delivery service You Chews has been forced to change its name after receiving a cease and desist letter earlier this year, with the...
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Victorian solar business fined more than $100,000 for consumer law breaches in South Australia

A Victorian energy installation company that has been fined more than $100,000 for breaching consumer protection laws in South Australia says it will appeal...
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