The ACCC is reminding people with disability to use their consumer rights when buying goods and services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and to be aware of the range of organisations that can assist when things go wrong.
The ACCC today published the draft rules for the Consumer Data Right (CDR) and is seeking feedback from consumers, businesses and community organisations.
The CDR will allow consumers to easily obtain access to their banking data and have it transferred to service providers who they trust.
This might, for example, be comparator or switching services, or providers of financial or budgeting advice. While commencing in the banking sector, it will eventually apply across a range of sectors.
The ACCC today published a discussion paper to begin consultation on how to best apply the Consumer Data Right in the energy sector.
The ACCC discussion paper sets out three options for accessing consumer energy data, and information on principles the ACCC will take into account when considering which access model is most appropriate.
Café, restaurant and take away food services industries will be the target of the ACCC’s next round of Franchising Code compliance checks.
The ACCC has responsibility for regulating the Franchising Code of Conduct in Australia, which includes conducting an active compliance check program.
“The ACCC receives more franchising code related reports from café, restaurant and take-away food franchisees than any other sector, and for this reason franchisors operating in this sector will be the target of our next round of checks” Deputy Chair Mick Keogh said.
With Google and Facebook transforming the way consumers communicate, access news and view advertising online, it is critical that governments and regulators consider the potential issues created by the concentration of market power and the broader impacts of digital platforms.
The preliminary report, published today, contains 11 preliminary recommendations and eight areas for further analysis as the inquiry continues.
Visy Paper Pty Ltd (trading as Visy Recycling), Cleanaway Pty Ltd and Suez Recycling & Recovery Pty Ltd have reviewed and amended potentially unfair contract terms in their standard form contracts following an ACCC investigation into the use of unfair contract terms in the waste management industry.