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Judge gave short shrift to ACCC in Medibank case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection February 19, 2018 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who sided with Medibank in the ACCC’s failed case last year paid little attention to one of the consumer regulator’s central arguments against […]

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Split-shift hearing draws airport protests
Employment February 16, 2018 12:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

Airport workers protested Friday as the Federal Court prepared to hear arguments in a case over whether staff can be made to work split shifts. […]

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IP Australia offers court new reason to reject Rokt patent
Intellectual Property February 15, 2018 8:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Patent Office wants the Federal Court to uphold its decision refusing an application by marketing technology start-up Rokt for a patent covering its […]

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ACCC gets second bite in Apple case
Technology November 14, 2017 9:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission a chance to amend its case against Apple alleging iPhone and iPad users were misled […]

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ACCC wins first penalty under new franchising code
Competition & Consumer Protection November 10, 2017 10:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian consumer regulator has secured its first penalty in a case brought under the new Franchising Code of Conduct, with a court ordering Pastacup […]

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Dentons grows Aussie presence with new Melbourne digs
Dentons November 1, 2017 2:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Global law firm Dentons has expanded its presence in Australia with a fifth office Down Under, this one in Melbourne. Responding to client demand for […]

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Competition lawyers brace for tougher enforcement
Competition & Consumer Protection October 31, 2017 12:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers are advising large companies to look hard at their business plans to keep on the good side of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission […]

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ACCC puts companies on notice with guidance
Competition & Consumer Protection October 25, 2017 2:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition watchdog has released anticipated guidelines on the new reforms to competition law passed last week, with businesses now on notice that non compliance […]

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Unions can’t ground review of airport workers’ split shifts
Employment February 23, 2018 8:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a win for aviation services company Aerocare, a court on Friday ruled the company’s bid for review of its controversial split-shift rosters was not […]

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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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