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Sukin accused of misleading consumers with carbon neutral labels
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-11-16 2:51 pm By Sam Matthews

Eco-conscious Australian skincare company Sukin has been hit with a lawsuit alleging it misled consumers by selling products labelled with a carbon neutral certification it […]

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Crypto, greenwashing and predatory lending on ASIC’s radar amid ‘near-perfect storm’
ASIC 2022-11-03 3:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is targeting predatory lending, greenwashing and crypto-assets as rising interest rates cause consumers to turn to fringe sources of […]

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ASIC’s greenwashing crackdown means no more ‘purely aspirational’ targets
Environment 2022-11-03 11:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has drawn “a line in the sand” on greenwashing and will no longer accept “purely aspirational” climate change targets […]

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Class actions against BMW, Mercedes Benz ‘imminent’
Class Actions 2022-10-19 11:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Luxury car makers BMW and Mercedes-Benz are facing separate $100 million class actions over the alleged use of cheat devices on emissions tests. Gerard Malouf […]

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Santos appeals ruling pausing $4.7B offshore drilling project
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-09-28 11:48 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Santos has filed an appeal after Tiwi Islanders won a Federal Court challenge to a $4.7 billion Barossa offshore gas project, with a judge finding […]

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Tiwi Islanders win challenge to $4.7B Santos offshore drilling project
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-09-21 11:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Tiwi Islanders have won a Federal Court challenge to the $4.7 billion Barossa offshore gas project, with a judge finding they were not properly consulted […]

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ACCC puts ‘greenwashing’ businesses on notice
ACCC 2022-09-20 9:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer regulator has taken a page from ASIC, warning it will take action against businesses that make unsupported environmental or sustainability claims. In a […]

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PFAS class action judge questions enforceability of ‘restrictive’ witness undertaking
Class Actions 2022-09-05 10:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned how the government can enforce a “restrictive” undertaking with a former member of the Australian Defence Force who will give key […]

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Perth Airport accuses Airservices Australia of PFAS contamination
Professional Negligence 2022-09-01 9:18 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The operator of Perth Airport has sued government-owned Airservices Australia for allegedly contaminating the airport’s groundwater, which flows into the Swan River, through the use […]

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ASIC warns it will take action against greenwashing
ASIC 2022-08-22 12:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has made cracking down on greenwashing one of its top enforcement priorities, as environmental, social and governance proposals by […]

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