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Coles To Pay $5.25 Million To Norco Farmers After ACCC Investigation

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has alleged Coles failed to pass on the full 10 cents price rise to Norco dairy farmers.

Features

Features

Statements on Fish Investigation

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Statements from ACCC, NSW Food Authority, and Seafood Industry Australia, and Food Standards ANZ

National

National

Retailers Fined Thousands Over Misleading 'Was/Now’ Price Comparisons

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Four furniture retailers have been hit with fines from the consumer watchdog over misleading 'was/now’ price comparisons in sales advertising.

Katharine Kemp

Katharine Kemp

Google Knows Where You Are At All Times. Here's Why It Matters That It's Being Sued

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) yesterday announced it is suing Google for allegedly misleading consumers about its collection and use of personal location data.

Tech

Tech

Google Sued Over Allegedly Misleading Australians On Location Data Use

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Australia's consumer watchdog has accused Google of making misleading or false statements about how it collects, keeps and uses people's location data.

National

National

Millions Of Dangerous Recalled Products Still Hiding In Aussie Homes

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Up to three million unsafe and potentially deadly products are likely to be sitting in Australian households, as owners fail to act on urgent product recalls.

National

National

Big W In Hot Water Over How Staff Treated Dyson Complaints

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Big W is in hot water for fobbing off customers who purchased faulty Dyson products, while Target has admitted it was wrong to defer complaints about Playstations purchased in stores to Sony.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Killed After Falling From Rescue Chopper During Japan Typhoon

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All the news you need to know this Monday.

National

National

Urgent Recall Issued For 20,000 Of Australia's Most Popular Cars

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Thousands of Australians have been told to immediately stop driving their cars as a critical issue has been discovered with certain Holden, Toyota, BMW, Mitsubishi and Honda models.

National

National

Toyota Announces Huge Recall Of 82,000 Vehicles

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More than 80,000 of Australia's most popular cars are being recalled over an airbag issue which could cause "fatality".

News

News

What Price Are You Really Paying To Get Your 5th Coffee Free?

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Loyalty cards and programs often offer feel-good assurances like “we care about your privacy” but a growing body of evidence shows that when a business gives a reward with one hand, it takes far more with the other.

National

National

What Should You Do If The Event You Paid For Was Not What Was Advertised?

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There's nothing more frustrating than going to an event that wasn't quite what you had imagined it would be.

Crime

Crime

The Top Three Scams Aussies Are Falling For

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By the end of 2019, Aussies will have lost a record half a billion dollars to scammers. So, what are we falling for?

News

News

ACCC Takes HealthEngine To Court Over Alleged Data Misuse And Sale Of Patient Info

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The consumer watchdog has launched legal action against Australia's largest online health booking platform HealthEngine, alleging the company sold patient data and edited or deleted countless patient reviews.

News

News

Not Buying It: There's Something Rather Unspecial About These Supermarket 'Specials'

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The grocery business is a $90 billion industry that's "fiercely competitive", but some consumers have had enough of dubious 'specials' that can be confusing, misleading, or both.

National

National

Major Mazda Recall Over Fears The Wheels Could Fall Off

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Models of Mazda, Dodge and Jeep vehicles have been recalled after a range of safety warnings were issued.

News

News

Samsung In Court Over Misleading 'Waterproof' Advertising

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Samsung is in hot water after allegedly misleading consumers as to the water resistance of its 'Galaxy' phones.

National

National

Outrage Following Court's Decision On Flushing Wet Wipes

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lost the first battle against 'flushable' wet wipes clogging up Australian pipes.

National

National

Kogan Under Investigation Over Claims It Raised Prices Before Offering 'False' Discounts

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Online retailer Kogan has found itself in court accused of misleading customers with a 'false' end of financial year discount promotion. 

News

News

Asleep But Not Sound: Several Baby Deaths Linked To Sleep In This Rocker

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As many as 32 babies have died while sleeping in a popular rocking product, and Australian authorities are echoing their American counterparts in demanding the product be kept away from children.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Warnings Over Scam 'Emergency' Text Messages

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

National

National

Google Under ACCC Investigation For Using Data To Track Customers

2 min read

And they may have racked up a $580 million bill doing so.