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Report calls for stronger consumer protections for life insurance
Financial Services March 27, 2018 9:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A joint parliamentary report released today blasted consumer protections for life insurance as weak, and called for an expansion of consumer protection laws to the […]

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High Court refuses Newcastle port appeal in access dispute
Appeals March 26, 2018 7:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court of Australia has rejected an appeal by the Port of Newcastle to overturn a decision that declared the shipping channel at the […]

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Franchise industry to face greater scrutiny
Competition & Consumer Protection March 23, 2018 9:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s consumer regulator said Friday that protecting franchises from unfair business practices will continue to be a top priority this year, one day after the […]

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Zoetis faces class action over horse drug
Class Actions March 23, 2018 11:33 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Zoetis is facing a class action from horse owners who say the pharmaceutical company made misleading claims about its Hendra virus drug. The class action, […]

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Life insurer to refund customers $900K for cost of living increases
Financial Services March 22, 2018 3:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Life insurer TAL Direct Pty Ltd has agreed to refund 1,200 funeral insurance customers after telling ASIC it violated the terms of their policies by […]

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Judge fines online directory $300K in consumer case
Competition & Consumer Protection March 21, 2018 11:31 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Shuttered online business directory ABG Pages has been slapped with a $300,000 fine after admitting to systemic unconscionable conduct that included refusing to cancel customer […]

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ASIC gets new competition mandate
Financial Services March 19, 2018 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s securities regulator will soon have a new mandate – overseeing competition in the financial sector. In an address at the ASIC Annual Forum in […]

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Air France looks to ground “Love is in the Air” copyright case
Intellectual Property March 14, 2018 4:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Air France has denied claims of copyright infringement by the writers of “Love is in the Air”, saying its “France is in the Air” song […]

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Slater and Gordon seeks costs for CFMEU merger objections
Employment March 14, 2018 3:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Slater and Gordon is seeking costs for defending against unsuccessful challenges brought by two industry groups to the merger of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and […]

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Banks may face credit card insurance class action
Financial Services March 13, 2018 8:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Slater and Gordon is mulling a class action against Australian banks over credit card insurance, which the firm describes as “worthless” and “junk” because many […]

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