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Study blasts Volkswagen recall fix
Competition & Consumer Protection March 15, 2018 9:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Volkswagen cars equipped with a software fix implemented in the wake of the emissions scandal are still emitting 400 percent more noxious emissions on road […]

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Qantas wins approval for “Qantas Assure” trade mark
Intellectual Property March 9, 2018 8:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Qantas has successfully defended against a challenge to its bid to trade mark the term “Qantas Assure”, with the Registrar of Trade marks saying the […]

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Ex-Provident Capital director can appeal ASIC ban
Securities March 7, 2018 1:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former head of collapsed debenture firm Provident Capital has gotten court approval to appeal a ruling banning him from managing companies. Justice Nye Perram […]

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FWC allows CFMEU merger to go ahead
Employment March 6, 2018 4:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Fair Work Commission has given the go-ahead to the proposed merger of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union with two other unions, a […]

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Maurice Blackburn faces referee over fees in QBE class action
Securities March 2, 2018 10:57 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has called for a referee to look at Maurice Blackburn’s fees for running a shareholder class action against QBE Insurance that settled late […]

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Financial complaints watchdog set for 2018 launch
Financial Services February 15, 2018 1:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian consumers will soon be able to lodge complaints about banks and other financial institutions with a newly established body overseen by the securities regulator. […]

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Date set for Prysmian appeal of $3.5M cartel fine
Competition & Consumer Protection October 27, 2017 3:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A date has been set for the Full Federal Court to hear Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi’s appeal of a $3.5 million fine in a case […]

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Australian Olympic Committee loses fight over Telstra’s Rio ads
Competition & Consumer Protection October 26, 2017 2:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Olympic Committee lost its challenge to a court ruling that found for Telstra in a consumer and intellectual property battle over the phone […]

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ACCC sees no problem with $54B Essilor, Luxottica tie-up
Competition & Consumer Protection October 26, 2017 1:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

French optical lenses giant Essilor has secured the blessing of the Australian competition regulator for its $54 billion merger with the world’s largest supplier of […]

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Judge fines computer shop $750k for misleading consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection October 25, 2017 3:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has ordered Australian computer retailer MSY Technology to cough up $750,000 for misrepresenting consumers rights to remedies on faulty products. The […]

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