Oz Scalping Investigation

The Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council launched an investigation into ticket scalping and its impact on entertainment and sports.

It will study if current laws are enough to protect consumers, how new technology has affected scalping, and if Australia can learn from international initiatives.

The general manager of ticketing agency moshtix, Adam McArthur, welcomed the move.

“Ticketing companies need to start taking more responsibility of the issue by implementing and adapting technology tools to support anti-scalping,” he said. “I am surprised customers and promoters do not ask more from their ticketing provider to offer a more secure ticketing experience.”