Media releases

5 Aug 2009

Order to display anti-smoking posters confirmed by Federal Court

Darwin tobacconist Colin Thompson must display specified anti-smoking posters in his shop for three months, the Federal Court has confirmed.
21 Jul 2009

Suppliers scolded over illegal hot water bottles

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is leading a nation-wide blitz on unsafe hot water bottles after more than 10 people in New South Wales were hospitalised with severe burns this winter alone.
3 Jul 2009

ACCC takes action for breach of undertakings by Darwin tobacconist

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed Federal Court proceedings alleging breaches of court enforceable undertakings by a Darwin tobacconist, Colin Thompson.
30 Apr 2009

Tobacconist stopped from masking anti-smoking messages

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission action has stopped Darwin tobacconist Mr Colin Thompson from covering health warnings, images and Quitline information on cigarette packets with stickers.