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Vocus settles shareholder class action for $35M
Class Actions January 6, 2020 2:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Vocus Group has agreed to settle a shareholder class action over a 2017 profit downgrade, with its insurers footing most of the bill to resolve […]

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Optus hit with $6.4M fine for misleading NBN email
Competition & Consumer Protection November 29, 2019 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has slapped Optus with a $6.4 million penalty for sending a misleading email to 138,988 mobile customers informing them their broadband […]

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Australia should follow US’ lead and reject Hytera’s delay defence, court hears
Intellectual Property November 25, 2019 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola has urged the Full Federal Court to uphold a decision dismissing an amended defence by Chinese rival Hytera Communications that sought to blame the […]

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Cap Coast Telecoms pre-insolvency advisor gets jail time for money laundering
Restructuring & Insolvency November 13, 2019 2:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former pre-insolvency advisor has been sentenced to four and half years in prison for siphoning money from defunct Telstra dealer Cap Coast Telecoms prior […]

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ACCC to challenge dismissal of TPG case over non-refundable prepayments
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2019 12:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog is appealing a ruling dismissing its case against TPG over contract terms that allowed the internet provider to keep customers’ unused prepaid […]

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ACCC probe to put spotlight on NBN wholesale pricing
Competition & Consumer Protection October 14, 2019 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog has launched an inquiry into wholesale NBN charges paid by retailers, focusing on whether pricing for basic broadband products was fair and […]

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TPG ‘vindicated’ by dismissal of ACCC case over non-refundable customer prepayments
Competition & Consumer Protection October 11, 2019 3:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

Internet provider TPG says it has been “vindicated” by a judge’s decision to throw out the consumer watchdog’s case over allegedly unfair contract terms that […]

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NBN gets ACCC warning for ‘serious breach’ of non-discrimination obligations
Competition & Consumer Protection October 9, 2019 5:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a formal warning to national broadband network operator NBN Co for what the regulator called a “serious […]

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TPG founder’s evidence means ‘anything can happen’, says judge hearing Vodafone merger battle
Competition & Consumer Protection September 12, 2019 2:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing Vodafone’s court battle with the competition regulator over a proposed merger with TPG questioned TPG founder David Teoh when the billionaire boss […]

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TPG’s media-shy boss David Teoh fronts court in battle with ACCC over Vodafone merger
Competition & Consumer Protection September 11, 2019 9:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The reclusive head of TPG Telecom, David Teoh, faced the spotlight on Wednesday to give evidence in a case over the company’s planned $15 billion […]

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