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CBA fined $150,000 for increasing problem gambler’s credit card limit
Financial Services 2020-10-23 5:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been fined $150,000 after a Federal Court judge found the bank had breached the law by increasing a problem […]

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AUSTRAC’s record $1.3B penalty for Westpac’s money laundering breaches wins court OK
AUSTRAC 2020-10-21 2:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given the greenlight to AUSTRAC’s $1.3 billion penalty against Westpac over the bank’s 23 million breaches of money laundering and counter-terrorism laws, […]

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Judge says Robodebt class action claims ‘weak’, but refuses government’s appeal bid
Class Actions 2020-10-14 9:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has refused an application by the Federal Government to appeal the expansion of the Robodebt class action pleadings despite finding the case was […]

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ACCC hits sporting goods supplier with resale price maintenance case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-14 11:08 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has taken a major wholesale supplier of sporting goods to court for allegedly setting minimum prices for cycling and sporting goods in its […]

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ATO wins appeal in $60M tax dispute with Healius
Tax 2020-10-12 6:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Taxation Office has secured a Full Federal Court victory in its $60 million tax battle with Healius, overturning a ruling that found the […]

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Government challenges expansion of Robodebt class action
Class Actions 2020-10-01 12:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government is appealing a judge’s decision to allow the expansion of the Robodebt class action to include claims against five public officers, including […]

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Westpac to pay record $1.3B penalty in AUSTRAC action
Financial Services 2020-09-24 9:44 am By Christine Caulfield

Westpac has agreed to pay a whopping $1.3 billion civil penalty to resolve AUSTRAC enforcement action over the bank’s 23 million breaches of money laundering […]

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Judge ‘sick to death’ of pleadings fights in Robodebt class action
Class Actions 2020-09-21 2:39 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has slammed the parties in the Robodebt class action for sparring over the pleadings, one week after the class was given leave to […]

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Oscar Wylee fined $3.5M for its ‘betrayal’ of consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-18 1:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Eyewear retailer Oscar Wylee has been fined $3.5 million for its misleading ‘Buy a pair, Give a pair’ promotion, with a judge calling the representations […]

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Judge delays Robodebt trial to let class add claims against five government employees
Class Actions 2020-09-16 5:56 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has given the green light for the applicants in the Robodebt class action to file an amended statement of claim on the eve […]

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