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Product safety

Infinity electrical cable safety recall

05 August, 2020
Infinity cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd, were recalled nationally after they failed electrical safety standards due to poor quality plastic insulation coating.
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Associations & co-operatives

Reporting changes for associations registered as charities with the ACNC

10 September, 2018
Reporting changes for NSW incorporated associations registered as charities with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) start on 1 October 2018.
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29 October 2019

Buying products & services

Changes to the ACL - pre-selected options

As part of the Australian Consumer Law review, changes have come into effect to make pricing clearer when shopping online.

As of 26 October 2019, businesses now need to include all charges in the headline price of goods and services, including charges for pre-selected options.

Previously, a business could advertise one price and then add additional charges throughout the buying process.

This led consumers into buying and paying for more than they expected if they did not get a chance to opt-out of the extras.

Businesses now need to advertise the full price of their item, inclusive of any additional extras. Consumers can then choose to deselect optional extras from their purchase.

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