Four respondent publishing companies provided advertising materials in printed publications regarding child safety. The fifth respondent, Mr Andrew Clifford, was the sole director, secretary and shareholder of each respondent.
The ACCC commenced proceedings against the respondents seeking declarations, injunctions and pecuniary penalties for misleading and deceptive conduct, false or misleading representations and harassment. The ACCC produced this media release.
Michael Hodge appeared for the Applicant, instructed by the Australian Government Solicitor.
The judgment is published here.