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Ultra Tune appeals ‘manifestly excessive’ penalty for breaching Franchising Code
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-08-12 9:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has argued in a Full Federal Court appeal that a $1.07 million penalty in an ACCC case was “manifestly […]

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ABC, Fairfax can’t revive truth defence in Chau Chak Wing defamation case
Article 2019-08-02 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ABC and Fairfax have lost their appeal seeking to revive a truth defense in a defamation case brought by Chinese businessman Dr Chau Chak […]

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‘Guinea pig’ judge pushes off Country Care cartel trial to next year
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-07-30 9:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A six-week trial set to start in October in the cartel case against mobility equipment provider Country Care Group has been vacated and rescheduled to […]

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Employment class action against Airservices grounded after ‘fatal’ judgment
Employment 2019-07-26 9:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action against the Federal Government’s Airservices has been dismissed after a “fatal” ruling that group members were not covered by enterprise agreements they […]

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Country Care slams prosecutors for ‘argumentative’, ‘vague’ criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-07-02 9:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Country Care Group has criticised the DPP for the “argumentative” tone of the notice setting out its criminal cartel case against the mobility equipment provider, […]

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Judge says sorry for delayed Osteo Gel judgment as penalty hearing set for 2020
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-06-07 12:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has apologised for “upsetting the applecart” and taking “too long” to publish his judgment in the consumer regulator’s case against GlaxoSmithKline […]

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Prosecutors take axe to Country Care criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-05-21 10:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has pared its criminal cartel case against Country Care Group and two individuals, cutting over 100 charges in an […]

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GSK narrowly defeats ACCC’s case over revised Osteo Gel packaging
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-05-17 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

GlaxoSmithKline has defeated claims by the ACCC that revised packaging for its now-discontinued pain killer Osteo Gel misled consumers. The drug maker will face penalties […]

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Ultra Tune’s excuse for missing appeal deadline doesn’t wash, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-05-07 9:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The consumer regulator wants a court to throw out Ultra Tune’s appeal of a $2.6 million penalty, after the national car repair franchise filed its […]

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Wilson Security can roster overtime to dodge Sunday penalty rates, appeals court confirms
Employment 2019-04-26 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Security guard union United Voice has lost a challenge to a ruling that found Wilson Security could legally allocate overtime to Sundays over a four-week […]

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