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ACCC investigates Qube’s ‘worrying’ $90M acquisition of bulk grain terminal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-07 2:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an investigation into logistics company Qube’s recent $90 million acquisition of the Newcastle Agri Terminal. In announcing […]

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Judge vacates Ruby Princess class action trial
Class Actions 2021-09-17 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has vacated a March hearing in a class action against cruise operator Carnival over last year’s Ruby Princess COVID-19 outbreak, a week after […]

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WiseTech accused in freight forwarder’s lawsuit of misusing market power
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-10 5:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Freight forwarding company Mondiale has filed a lawsuit against WiseTech Global alleging the logistics software firm breached competition law by misusing its substantial market power. […]

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Carnival can’t exclude overseas passengers from Ruby Princess class action
Class Actions 2021-09-10 11:53 am By Miklos Bolza

Cruise operator Carnival has lost its bid to exclude US and UK passengers from a class action over the 2020 Ruby Princess COVID-19 outbreak, with […]

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ACCC must pay costs of NSW as ‘necessary and proper party’ in ports case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-02 3:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the ACCC to pay the State of NSW’s costs in its failed proceeding against NSW Ports, finding that even though the […]

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ACCC appeals ruling throwing out ‘fanciful’ NSW Ports competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-27 7:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has appealed a judge’s decision throwing out its competition case over an agreement for the privatisation of two NSW […]

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ACCC loses competition case against NSW Ports over 50-year deal with state
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-29 11:27 am By Cindy Cameronne

The ACCC has lost its regulatory action against NSW Ports alleging a 50-year agreement with the state, signed when Port Botany and Port Kembla were […]

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Major retailers file class action over missing cargo ship containers
Class Actions 2021-06-07 3:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action has been filed on behalf of major retailers seeking compensation over a May 2020 incident on the MV APL England vessel which […]

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High Court won’t hear case over sick leave for stood-down Qantas workers
Employment 2021-05-21 2:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has denied special leave to unions representing 20,000 Qantas workers who were stood down during the coronavirus pandemic to challenge a ruling […]

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FWC rules Deliveroo driver was employee, not independent contractor
Employment 2021-05-18 2:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a victory for gig economy workers, the Fair Work Commission has found that a Deliveroo driver who was sacked for not working fast enough […]

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