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Optus hit with $25k criminal fine over lax political donation disclosures
Telecommunications April 8, 2019 11:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telecom giant Optus has been hit with a $25,000 criminal fine after pleading guilty to four charges of failing to disclose political donations in its […]

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ACCC decision on $15B TPG, Vodafone tie-up expected in May
Competition & Consumer Protection March 20, 2019 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will announce in May whether it will approve the proposed $15 billion merger of telco giants TPG and Vodafone Hutchison Australia, after the parties’ […]

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Internet provider Activ8me fined $250,000 for misleading customers
Competition & Consumer Protection March 15, 2019 10:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has ordered internet provider Activ8me to pay $250,000 in penalties for making false and misleading claims about the performance of its internet services, […]

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Telstra accuses green energy company of infringing ‘Belong’ trade mark
Intellectual Property March 12, 2019 2:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

Telecommunications giant Telstra has taken a Victoria-based green energy company to court, alleging infringement of its trade mark for broadband subsidiary Belong. The proceedings were […]

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TPG, Vodafone drag feet on ACCC’s information request
Competition & Consumer Protection March 1, 2019 7:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has suspended its timeline for announcing whether it will bless the proposed $15 billion merger of telco giants TPG […]

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KPMG lures top-flight laterals for growing law team
People In The News March 1, 2019 9:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

KPMG has snagged heavy-hitters from Norton Rose Fulbright, Clayton Utz and Herbert Smith Freehills for its growing legal services team, adding strength to its financial […]

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Foxtel, Optus contractor faces possible class action over ‘sham’ contracts with technicians
Employment February 21, 2019 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Foxtel and Optus contractor BSA may be hit with a class action on behalf of telecommunications technicians allegedly engaged as independent contractors so the company […]

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Motorola slams Hytera for ‘unprofessional’ 11th-hour affidavits in long-running IP suit
Intellectual Property February 15, 2019 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola has accused rival Hytera Communications of a “deliberate strategy” of filing late affidavits to throw Motorola off in an already highly contentious patent and […]

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Optus hit with $10M fine for misleading customers over mobile phone bills
Competition & Consumer Protection February 6, 2019 2:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Optus has been ordered to pay $10 million in penalties for billing unwitting customers for premium mobile phone services, the consumer regulator said Wednesday. Federal […]

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Hytera ordered to hand over ‘stolen’ Motorola code
Intellectual Property December 18, 2018 5:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hytera Communications has been ordered to hand over source code that Motorola claims was stolen by three employees who jumped ship between the companies. In […]

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