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Virgin Australia tweaks COVID-19 vaccination policy to resolve union lawsuit
Coronavirus 2021-12-01 3:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Virgin Australia has walked back part of its COVID-19 vaccination policy after the union representing aircraft maintenance engineers received hundred of complaints about the requirement […]

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Morrison government hit with class action over white spot disease outbreak
Class Actions 2021-12-01 10:19 am By Cindy Cameronne

The federal government is facing a class action over alleged biosecurity breaches that led to the 2016 outbreak of white spot disease in South-East Queensland, which decimated the region’s commercial prawn industry.

ANZ faces new class action over retrospective interest on credit cards
Financial Services 2021-11-30 4:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has been hit with a class action for having “unfair” terms in its credit card contracts that allegedly gave the bank the right to charge account holders retrospective interest.

ACCC updated policies on witnesses after ‘flawed’ bank cartel probe, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 10:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior ACCC officer was probed Tuesday on whether the competition regulator updated its guidelines for taking witness statements in July in response to criticism of investigators’ methods in the cartel probe over ANZ’s $2.5 billion share placement.

PwC strikes back in class action over $50M Axsesstoday prospectus
Class Actions 2021-11-30 6:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has hit back at a class action over a $50 million prospectus for Axsesstoday, filing a cross-claim against the asset finance lender and saying it “takes no responsibility” for allegedly defective offer documents.

Mazda’s customer service ‘appalling’ and misleading, but not unconscionable, judge finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 4:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mazda’s treatment of customers with defective vehicles was “appalling” and its statements about their entitlement to a refund were false or misleading, a judge has found in a partial win for the ACCC.

Westpac faces $100M penalty in six ASIC cases over ‘widespread failures’
Financial Services 2021-11-30 9:10 am By Christine Caulfield

Banking giant Westpac has admitted to allegations in six new cases by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission alleging widespread compliance failures across multiple businesses, and will agree to pay a combined $100 million penalty.

Apple denies app store monopoly, says blocking Fortnite didn’t harm Epic Games’ business
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 11:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple has rejected claims that it misused its market power by pulling Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game from its App Store and says the move […]

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Law firm preparing class actions against Apple, Google
Class Actions 2021-11-29 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple and Google’s legal woes in Australia are set to worsen, with a leading class action firm preparing to file class actions against the Silicon […]

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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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