Misleading Marketer Cops Chickenfeed Fine

Posted on May 1, 2007 by | 0 Comments

Tim O'Dwyer M.B., LL.Bby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au

A Port Douglas marketing group which promoted a North Queensland property with pictures from another housing estate has been convicted of misleading conduct and fined in Cairns Magistrates Court. North Queensland Development Corporation was fined the paltry sum of $1500 for five breaches of the Fair Trading Act 1989 and ordered to pay $750 professional and court costs.

“The corporation made false and misleading representations about the location of land being advertised for sale,” Fair Trading Minister Keech said in a media release.

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