News

17 Sep 2011

Proposed mandatory standard for tobacco labelling (graphic health warnings): consultation paper released

The ACCC has released a consultation paper seeking comments on a proposed mandatory Tobacco Labelling (Graphic Health Warnings) Standard. It is intended to be in place by 1 January 2012, with full compliance required by 1 July 2012. Interested parties and individuals are invited to provide written submissions by 17 October 2011.
22 Aug 2011

New permanent ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features replaces existing ban

The earlier ban on miniature motorbikes with unsafe design features has been replaced with a new permanent ban to ensure miniature motorbikes which were not intended to be captured by the regulation no longer fall within its scope.
18 Aug 2011

Proposed ban notices

Invitation to request the ACCC hold a conference in relation to the proposed permanent ban on certain babies’ dummies and the proposed permanent ban on certain dummy chains
13 Jul 2011

Keeping baby safe - new cot safety video released!

The ACCC has released a new video in the 'Keeping baby safe' series on cot safety. It provides tips and advice on choosing and using a cot safety.
29 Jun 2011

Call for comment: Changes to ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features

Suppliers likely to be affected by proposed changes to the permanent ban on miniature motorbikes now have the opportunity to request a conference with the ACCC.
21 Jun 2011

ACCC launches product testing guides for businesses

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has developed two free guides to help business who deal in consumer products to better understand product testing.
15 Jun 2011

Drawstrings for children’s clothing – voluntary guidelines released

After extensive consultation, the ACCC has released voluntary guidelines for supplying children’s clothing with drawstrings.
11 May 2011

Registration for Consumers 2011 is now open

Consumers 2011: Australian Consumer Policy, law and Practice is being held in Sydney on 7 and 8 June 2011. Registration to attend this event is now open.
24 Mar 2011

ACCC releases report on mobility scooter injuries

The ACCC released a report today that examines mobility scooter injuries.
4 Jan 2011

Mandatory Reporting Guidelines now available

Consumers and suppliers should be aware of new mandatory reporting requirements under the ACL.