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todayTuesday, 1 December 2015

The Community Network to face court over allegations it misled small businesses and acted unconscionably

The Community Network sells advertising space to small businesses, which appears on branded LCD screens in locations such as fitness centres, newsagencies and shopping centres. by Eloise Keating

Day spa chain closes leaving customers with worthless gift vouchers before Christmas

Customers received text messages on Sunday evening cancelling their appointments. by Eloise Keating

ACCC to push for greater penalties for breaches of Australian Consumer Law

Chairman Rod Sims has questioned whether current penalties are enough to deter Australian business from breaching consumer law. by Eloise Keating

yesterdayTuesday, 1 December 2015

Meriton Group dismisses employee after he attacked columnist Clementine Ford on Facebook

What are the legal implications for dismissing an employee for inappropriate conduct on Facebook? by Broede Carmody

Monday, 30 November 2015

Blueberry farm to back-pay seasonal workers $46,000 after being stung by Fair Work Ombudsman

Most of the employees underpaid were overseas backpackers who were in Australia on 417 working holiday visas. by Broede Carmody

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Uncle Tobys oats manufacturer stung with $32,400 in penalties over “protein superfood” claims

The ACCC claims consumers have been mislead about the amount of protein in Uncle Toby's Oats. by Broede Carmody

Epharmacy Group hit with $32,400 in penalties after claiming consumers would save money off the RRP

The ACCC says the company behind Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist potentially misled customers on its website. by Broede Carmody

Monday, 23 November 2015

Arnott’s pays $51,000 in penalties over claims it misled shoppers about the fat content of Shapes

The ACCC said in a statement this morning it had reasonable grounds to believe Arnott’s had made a false and misleading representation in breach of Australian Consumer Law. by Eloise Keating

Make It Mine hit with $1.25 million penalty for breaching responsible lending obligations

The Federal Court handed down the penalty last week following a decision in April that found the business had failed to disclose important information to customers. by Broede Carmody
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