Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

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Australian losses to online marketplace fraud increase as scams become increasingly sophisticated
Consumer groups say online platforms like Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree need to do more to keep customers safe

Cait Kelly

06, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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ACCC to crack down on misleading influencer endorsements across social media
Consumer watchdog received over 150 tip-offs about influencers who reportedly failed to disclose affiliations with products they were promoting

Josh Taylor

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Consumer watchdog calls on public to report social media influencers failing to disclose posts as ads
Influencers who are in breach of the Australian Consumer Law can face penalties of up to $2.5m

Josh Taylor

20, Jan, 2023 @6:31 AM

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Telstra and TPG deal to share mobile networks in Australia’s regions struck down by ACCC
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission finds deal would lessen competition and leave consumers worse off

Josh Taylor

21, Dec, 2022 @12:33 AM

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Consumer watchdog puts Australian airlines on notice over high domestic air fares
ACCC says they will closely monitor companies to ensure they do not keep prices high through artificial scarcity

Elias Visontay

06, Dec, 2022 @2:14 AM

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SMS scams rise despite success blocking sham phone calls
Industry code credited with helping reduce scam calls by almost 550m since 2020 but text messages said to be more difficult to stop

Josh Taylor

29, Nov, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Australia’s consumer watchdog calls for new laws to stop scams and rein in anti-competitive behaviour online
ACCC report says digital platforms expose users and businesses to ‘harms’ as it pushes for overhaul

Anne Davies

10, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Competition watchdog examining energy market interventions including possible price caps
War-induced price shocks being felt by households and businesses require government to step in, Treasury says

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

10, Nov, 2022 @8:14 AM

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‘Glut of greed’: industry minister condemns Australian gas industry’s pursuit of higher prices
Ed Husic says industry is ‘completely tone deaf’ to appeals on prices and he’s ‘considering a wide range of interventions’

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

03, Nov, 2022 @6:05 AM

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Australia’s corporate regulator issues first fine for greenwashing
Australian Securities and Investments Commission fines Tlou Energy for misleading statements about green credentials

Lisa Cox

27, Oct, 2022 @5:21 AM

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Threaten Australian gas companies with export limits to rein in domestic prices, former ACCC boss says
Exclusive: Rod Sims argues federal government needs to be tougher, stating ‘it just needs the threat and I think they will act’

Adam Morton and Peter Hannam

26, Oct, 2022 @3:01 PM

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Federal budget: Jim Chalmers flags intervention in energy market as prices surge
ACCC to review gas industry as Labor’s budget forecasts point to a 56% rise in power prices over the next two years

Katharine Murphy and Sarah Martin

26, Oct, 2022 @8:11 AM

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