Trade Practices

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Australia: agents win final fuel case battle against Qantas

The High Court of Australia has dismissed an application by Qantas to challenge a Federal Court ruling in May that it owes commissions to travel agents because of failing to include fuel surcharges when calculating the commission paid to agents on international ticket sales.

As a result of the High Court decision the case now goes back to the primary judge in the Federal Court, Justice Moore, to determine the amount of commission payable to travel agents.

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UK: ASA adjudication on airport train ad

Various posters at Stansted airport included an image of a train, the text "35 MINUTES" or "TRAIN TO LONDON 35 MINUTES" and various images of iconic central London landmarks including Big Ben, the London Eye and Nelson's Column. Trains stopped at Tottenham Hale in North London in 35 minutes whereas it took 45 minutes to Liverpool Street in central London.

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UK: online advertisements will come under the regulation of the Advertising Standards Authority

From next year, the rules in the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (the CAP Code) will apply in full to marketing communications online, including the rules relating to misleading advertising, social responsibility and the protection of children. The remit will apply to all sectors and all businesses and organisations regardless of size.