News

Watch out for Christmas Con Men

This Christmas, do business with Santa Clause, not Santa Claws' selling cheap electrical equipment from the back of a van.

Indigenous consumers to put out the “not welcome” mat

On 8 December 2016, Minister Natasha Fyles with the NT Consumer Affairs Commissioner launched the "It's Ok to Walk Away" national Indigenous consumer awareness campaign.

Consumers Win Through Cooperation

Collectively Australia's consumer protection agencies saw more than $20 million in compensation and penalties paid in 2015-16.

Consumers with Disability Education Campaign

To mark the International Day of People with Disability on 3 December, consumer protection agencies have today launched a campaign to educate and empower consumers with disability when they buy goods and services under the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

TOP TIPS FOR MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKET BUYERS

With the summer music festival season fast approaching, consumer protections agencies are promoting some helpful advice for consumers to avoid joining those left out of pocket by the cancellation of over 45 music festivals across Australia since 2010.

Interim Report for the ACL Review

Have Your Say!

​The Interim Report for the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) Review has been released on the ACL website and can be found here.

Stay Smart Online Week 10-14 October

This year’s theme is “cyber safety from the lounge room to the board room” focusing on how individuals' online behaviours in their personal life can impact their workplace, and how organisations can engage with their employees on online security awareness.

TRAVELLING CONMEN OPERATING IN DARWIN

​The NT Consumer Affairs Commissioner, Gary Clements is warning Territorians to be on the lookout for travelling conmen reportedly selling ‘Commercial’ brand home theatre systems from a black 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, Queensland registration number 352 VGB.

Training Providers and Marketers on Notice

Australian Consumer Law regulators including Northern Territory Consumer Affairs have put the training industry on notice after a two year national compliance and education project targeting misleading, deceptive and unconscionable conduct by training providers and marketers revealed a number of unethical business practices.

Public warning about Matthew Eccles trading as Projection Plus

The Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, Gary Clements has issued a public warning to consumers and businesses not to deal with Matthew James Eccles known as Matt James trading as Projection Plus.