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Training college AIPE hit with record $153M penalty for ‘unconscionable’ enrolment system
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 1:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Collapsed NSW training company Australian Institute of Professional Education has been slugged with a $153 million penalty, the highest ever fine in a consumer law […]

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Google tells court consumer law doesn’t help users who don’t help themselves
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-29 9:32 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Google has hit back at the ACCC’s case accusing it of misleading users about a change to its privacy policy, saying laws against misleading and […]

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ACCC loses bid for info on ‘very senior people’ involved in Google privacy changes
Article 2021-09-27 1:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has rejected a request for further information on ‘very senior’ Google employees involved in a notification related to a change to Google’s privacy […]

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Google fires back at ACCC data collection suit, says it sought ‘explicit consent in plain terms’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-29 4:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has rejected claims by the ACCC that it tricked consumers into agreeing to expanded collection of their personal data, saying that it instead sought […]

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ACCC seeks contempt finding against ex-Empower Institute lawyer
Legal Ethics 2020-06-15 11:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a contempt finding against a former solicitor for defunct vocational trainer Empower Institute over alleged billing practices. […]

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Full Court flushes ACCC appeal of wipes ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-15 3:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has thrown out the ACCC’s challenge to a ruling dismissing its case alleging Kimberly-Clark made misleading representations about its flushable wipes. […]

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GSK, Novartis agree to $4.5M penalty for misleading Osteo Gel claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-04 3:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis have agreed to a combined penalty of $4.5 million after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accused the pharmaceutical giants of making […]

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No harm, no foul? Full Court weighs ACCC challenge to flushable wipes ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-02-24 5:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC claims it was not required to prove Kimberly-Clark’s flushable wipes caused actual harm to sewers, as it challenges a ruling that disposed of […]

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Training college Unique cops $4M penalty in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-10-31 2:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Unique International College has been slapped with a $4.165 million penalty after a court found the defunct vocational trainer engaged in unconscionable conduct in enrolling […]

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Judge says sorry for delayed Osteo Gel judgment as penalty hearing set for 2020
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-06-07 12:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has apologised for “upsetting the applecart” and taking “too long” to publish his judgment in the consumer regulator’s case against GlaxoSmithKline […]

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