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How IoT can help combat the energy crisis
Data collection and monitoring enabled by the internet of things, combined with analytics and visualisation, can help SMEs manage their energy usage.
07 Sep 18
ACCC issues warning about new twist on remote access scams
The ACCC has issued another warning to Australians to be wary of scam tactics, as victims continue to lose large sums of money.
28 Aug 18
Investment scams a 'heartbreaking' reality as Australians lose millions
So far in 2018 Australians have lost more than $26 million to investment scams. Already monthly losses have increased 117% since last year.
24 Jul 18
National Scams Awareness Week: Australians lost $340m in 2017
Scammers stole $340 million from Australians in 2017 – ACCC says this is the biggest loss ever recorded on its books.
22 May 18
Telstra to front federal court over direct billing services
The company faces a $10 million fine and additional customer refunds as the ACCC alleges that it "misled" consumers.
26 Mar 18
Three Vocus subsidiaries to compensate customers over inadequate NBN speeds
The ACCC says almost 6000 customers were unable to achieve the speeds they were paying for.
23 Mar 18
Reseller pleads guilty to stealing from vulnerable rural Australians
Jackson Temi Anni has been sentenced to 18-months imprisonment for lying about products and taking money directly from consumers' bank accounts.
02 Feb 18
Telstra loses ACCC pricing battle in Federal Court
The Federal Court has dismissed Telstra’s application for a judicial review of the ACCC’s reduced fixed line services pricing determinations.
29 Mar 17
ACCC action sees reseller banned from entering indigenous communities
A reseller whose conduct was deemed ‘unconscionable’ has agreed not to enter indigenous communities to sell product and will pay $20,000 in redress.
10 May 16
ACCC examines competition implications of Telstra NBN involvement
The ACCC is looking at proposals from NBN and Telstra to address concerns around the competition implications of Telstra’s involvement in the rollout.
11 Apr 16
ACCC begins Federal Court action against SoleNet
Long running battles with ISP SoleNet, Sure Telecom and director James Harrison are heading to court as the ACCC alleges 'unconscionable conduct'.
05 Apr 16
ACCC puts Aussie telcos on notice about common contact clause
Telco providers are being put on notice about potentially unfair, outdated contract terms, with Exetel already stung by the ACCC crackdown.
18 Jan 16
Kogan pays penalty for inflating prices pre-sale
Online retailer Kogan ha paid $32,400 in penalties after being accused of increasing prices of computer monitors before putting them on sale.
18 Jan 16
Voitech pays penalty following ACCC infringement notice
Telecommunications services provider Volitech has paid a $10,200 penalty for alleged false or misleading representations.
18 Jan 16
Harvey Norman franchisee cops $52,000 fine for consumer law breach
Retailers are being reminded of their obligations under Australian Consumer Law, with another Harvey Norman franchisee fined for misleading consumers.
14 Jan 16
ACCC begins action against reseller; alleges unconscionable conduct
The ACCC has begun legal action against reseller FDRA, alleging 'unconscionable conduct' in selling tablets in indigenous communities.
14 Jan 16
Optus pays $51,000 in penalties after ACCC issues infringement notices
Optus Internet cops $51,000 in penalties after alleged false or misleading representations about cable broadband internet speeds.
17 Dec 15
ACCC taking LG to court for misleading consumers
LG Electronics Australia is heading back to court with the ACCC alleging the company made false or misleading representations about their rights.
16 Dec 15
ACCC orders 9.4% price drop for Telstra fixed line access services
The ACCC has ordered Telstra to drop its prices by 9.4% across seven fixed line access services.
09 Oct 15
Companies held accountable for Facebook comments
Businesses using Facebook will have within 24 hours to moderate user comments or face strict penalties.
15 Aug 12