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ACCC to ease off compulsory exams in response to COVID-19
Competition & Consumer Protection March 27, 2020 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will scale back its use of certain investigatory tools, such as compulsory examinations, amid the strain on Australian businesses […]

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ACCC allows Rex to coordinate with Qantas, Virgin on regional flights
Competition & Consumer Protection March 27, 2020 3:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will allow Regional Express to coordinate with Qantas and Virgin on certain regional routines during the coronavirus pandemic.

Canberra developers settle apartment owners’ class action over $6.3M in GST
Class Actions March 30, 2020 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The developers behind the Governor Place residential complex in Canberra have reached a settlement in a class action by aparment owners seeking $6.3 million in GST payments on their units.

CFMEU says worker tests positive for COVID-19, maintains construction an ‘essential service’
Construction March 26, 2020 3:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The CFMEU said Thursday that a Melbourne construction worker had tested positive for coronavirus, but maintained its position that construction sites should be deemed an […]

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Rascal + Friends says rival nappy maker’s patent claims don’t hold water
Intellectual Property March 26, 2020 2:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Nappy maker Rascal + Friends has brought a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a patent held by Japanese competitor Uni-Charm. In Federal Court proceedings filed March […]

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ACCC allows coordination to address COVID-19 ventilator shortages
Competition & Consumer Protection March 25, 2020 4:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken swift action to allow medical technology companies to coordinate on supplying ventilators, protective gear and other equipment […]

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Court to determine Sony Playstation penalty without hearing
Competition & Consumer Protection March 25, 2020 12:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A hearing has been vacated in ACCC proceedings brought against Sony alleging it misled gamers who purchased faulty PlayStation games, with any penalty the entertainment […]

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ACCC approves Coles bid for chilled meals company
Corporate March 25, 2020 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved Coles’ planned acquisition of chilled meals supplier Jewel, saying the sale was better for competition than the […]

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Boral hit with shareholder class action over US business disclosures
Class Actions March 24, 2020 9:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Construction giant Boral is facing a shareholder class action for allegedly failing to disclose financial irregularities in its US windows business. The lawsuit, filed Monday […]

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ASIC to shift regulatory priorities amid pandemic
ASIC March 23, 2020 1:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will continue its enforcement activities amid the spread of the coronavirus but will prioritise cracking down on behaviour that […]

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