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ACCC says Click Energy misled consumers about discounts
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-07-09 5:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has filed a lawsuit against Click Energy for allegedly misleading consumers about possible discounts on their energy bills. Between October 2017 to March […]

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ACCC loses coal tender cartel case, but reasons suppressed
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-07-06 10:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s high profile case alleging cartel conduct and bid rigging for mining exploration licences in NSW was dismissed by the […]

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Ex-Kimberley Diamonds exec acquitted in ASIC case
Securities 2018-06-27 4:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former head of Australian mining company Kimberley Diamonds has been acquitted of charges that he signed off on market statements that assumed luxury retailer […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills wins case over United’s failed IPO
Corporate 2018-06-26 11:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills has prevailed in a suit by United Petroleum alleging the law firm and former United chairman Martin Hudson breached their duties to […]

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BHP faces class action by casual workforce
Employment 2018-06-25 3:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mining giant BHP Billiton has been hit with two class actions alleging it hired hundreds of mine workers as casual employees to avoid paying proper […]

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FWC shoots down appeal of union merger approval
Employment 2018-06-22 11:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two employer groups have lost their appeal of a Fair Work Commission decision that signed off on the merger of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy […]

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Cable makers didn’t violate consumer law, judge says
Consumer Goods 2018-06-22 11:38 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found the Australian Cablemakers Association did not violate the consumer laws when it sent letters to several Ministers complaining that an electrical […]

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Judge denies climate change challenge to NSW mine expansion
Energy & Natural Resources 2018-06-21 9:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

An environmental group has lost a bid to halt the expansion of an open cut mine owned by a subsidiary of Peabody Energy on the […]

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Alinta Energy to refund customers over misleading ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-06-20 11:46 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Alinta Energy has agreed to compensate consumers after making misleading comparisons to competitors’ electricity rates in its advertisements. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said […]

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Rio Tinto wins ok for mining patent on appeal
Intellectual Property 2018-06-20 11:32 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Rio Tinto subsidiary Technological Resources has won its appeal of an IP Australia ruling that rejected its mining patent after a challenge by the Commonwealth […]

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