No Regulation For Scalping

The Commonwealth Consumers Affairs Advisory Council has advised the Australian government that there is no reason for new laws to protect consumers from scalpers.

Its six-month study found that most re-selling is done by legitimate music fans offloading unwanted tickets, and that current laws are adequate.

The report suggested that consumers seemed frustrated that events were selling out quicker, but that was due to technology.

“For example, between 15,000 and 20,000 concurrent users can be online using the Ticketek website at the same time buying an average of three tickets at any one time,” it pointed out.