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ACCC to get tougher on contracts that hurt small biz, lawyers warn
Analysis November 13, 2017 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

It warned offenders, and then it won its first case. Now with the one-year anniversary of laws protecting small businesses from unfair contracts ticking over, […]

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Clock’s ticking for Slater & Gordon class members
Business of Law November 10, 2017 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Members of a class action against Slater and Gordon have until Tuesday to make their case against the $36.5 million settlement hammered out by Maurice […]

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AirAsia pays up after wrongly charging kids
Competition & Consumer Protection November 3, 2017 8:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

AirAsia has agreed to refund thousands of passengers with children who were wrongly charged an extra $60 fee on flights from Darwin to Bali for […]

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Slater & Gordon auditor denies blame for investors’ loss
Securities February 27, 2018 7:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Auditing firm Pitcher Partners has filed its defence in a class action accusing it of wrongly signing off on Slater & Gordon’s financial reports, denying […]

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ACCC to pursue big biz with bigger fines
Competition & Consumer Protection February 20, 2018 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has set out its priorities for 2018, and bigger penalties for big business flouting competition laws is top of the agenda, the commission’s […]

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First criminal cartel case brought against Aussie co.
Competition & Consumer Protection February 15, 2018 1:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

In the first criminal prosecution of its kind against an Australian corporation, prosecutors on Thursday charged a Victorian health care company and its managing director […]

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Billabong judge sets shareholder meeting to ok sale
Corporate February 14, 2018 12:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court judge overseeing the sale of Billabong has set a March date for a meeting of shareholders to weigh the company’s proposed sale […]

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Competition on the rise among NBN providers, ACCC says
Technology November 9, 2017 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Competition for access to the National Broadband Network is ramping up, the ACCC said, and providers are buying more capacity to deliver on promised internet […]

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Norton Rose admits backdating signature on filing, says court OK’d it
Norton Rose November 8, 2017 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Norton Rose Fulbright has admitted claims by ex-partner Thomas Patrick Martin that a lawyer for the firm retroactively signed and dated a court document, but […]

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ACCC launches inquiry into NBN’s service
Telecommunications November 2, 2017 1:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has launched a public inquiry into the much maligned national broadband network, saying it will enforce new service standard rules if necessary. Prompted […]

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