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ACCC’s approval of BPAY, Eftpos, New Payments Platform merger faces challenge
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-15 9:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A challenge to the ACCC’s approval of the merger of major payment platforms BPAY, Eftpos and New Payments Platform Australia has been challenged by a […]

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Woolworths to pay further $50M to staff as underpayments class action settles
Class Actions 2021-10-08 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths will pay an additional $50 million to current and former salaried team members and has provisionally settled an underpayments class action against […]

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Objection to barrister’s eye rolling during BlueScope cross-exam shot down
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-27 9:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing a price-fixing case against steel giant BlueScope has overruled an objection to the ACCCs barrister’s allegedly excessive “eye-rolling” and “scathing and sarcastic” […]

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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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Car makers to pay $52M to settle Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-09-15 3:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to pay $52 million to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata […]

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Allianz units fined $1.5M for misleading insurance sales on Expedia
Insurance 2021-09-07 2:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Allianz Australia and its travel insurance unit AWP Australia have been hit with $1.5 million in penalties in ASIC’s case alleging the insurance companies misled […]

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BlueScope meeting with rival steel distributors ‘potentially illegal’, exec tells court
Trials 2021-09-02 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

BlueScope Steel general manager Jason Ellis wanted no record kept of a meeting with four of the company’s competing steel distributors and warned his national […]

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Bluescope slams as ‘delusional’ ACCC evidence of cartel conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-31 6:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope has labelled “delusional” an argument by the competition regulator that alleged correspondence from a distributor about the steel company’s suggested higher prices was evidence […]

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Bluescope’s defence in ACCC case would ‘eviscerate’ cartel laws, trial told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-30 9:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Steel maker Bluescope’s claim that it didn’t engage in cartel conduct because it only encouraged distributors to set a price for its products would “eviscerate” […]

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COVID-19 delays judgment in ACCC’s long-running case against private college Phoenix
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-06 3:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sydney’s ongoing COVID-19 lockdown has created “logistical” difficulties delaying the release of a long awaited judgment in the ACCC’s consumer law case against collapsed private […]

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