ACCC report reveals that gas exporting companies are sucking up a lion’s share of Australian gas and continuing to charge Australian gas users through the nose.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, in a report on how electricity consumers have been ripped off by network companies, generators and retailers, has targeted rooftop solar for the most dramatic action.
The Echonetdaily has been contacted by locals who are receiving calls from people posing as Telstra. They are warning locals that the callers are very convincing.
The consumer watchdog has given Nurofen a major headache. The painkiller-maker has been ordered to pull its targeted pain relief range off shop shelves and could be fined more than $1 million.
Origin Energy has been fined $2 million after the Federal Court found it and its marketing company SalesForce had exploited vulnerable consumers in their own homes in order to get them to sign energy contracts.
The ACCC now has the power to "peel back the onion" on how petrol prices are set, the federal government says.
The Greens and the Humane Society have welcomed a move by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission against a NSW company that markets so-called Ecoeggs.
The major fuel chains will fight a claim by the competition watchdog that they are using a website to collude on petrol prices.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning shoppers to watch out for a fake Woolworths customer satisfaction survey that asks for bank account details in exchange for a $150 gift voucher. There has been a surge in reports... Read More →
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed proceedings in the Federal Court against Australian Power & Gas Company Ltd (APG) in relation to its door-to-door selling practices. The ACCC is alleging that APG, through the conduct of certain sales... Read More →