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ACCC probes price fixing in NSW waste sector
Competition & Consumer Protection January 28, 2020 3:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has opened a sector-wide investigation into price changes made last year in the building and demolition waste services market […]

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Judge hits Geowash with $4.2M penalty for unconscionable conduct against franchisees
Competition & Consumer Protection January 24, 2020 3:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Car wash franchisor Geowash has been ordered to pay $4.2 million in penalties for overcharging franchisees to set up outlets and misleading them about how much revenue they could earn.

STA Travel makes admissions in ACCC case over hidden fees
Competition & Consumer Protection January 23, 2020 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s case alleging STA Travel hit customers with $1 million in hidden fees and commissions through an add-on that purported […]

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Commonwealth Bank’s Colonial First State hit with fourth class action
Financial Services January 22, 2020 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Commonwealth Bank’s wealth management unit Colonial First State Investments faces a new class action on behalf of hundreds of thousands of customers who were allegedly […]

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Bupa takes regulator to court as it fights ACCC allegations it overcharged, misled residents
Competition & Consumer Protection January 21, 2020 10:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Bupa has launched court action to block a directive by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission as the aged care provider battles a separate […]

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Trivago misled hotel booking customers to boost income, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection January 21, 2020 11:48 am By Miklos Bolza

Hotel booking aggregator Trivago misled consumers about its cheapest price promise by arranging its listings according to payments it received instead of the actual hotel […]

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Court has power to make cy-pres orders in class action settlements, judge says
Class Actions January 17, 2020 10:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who last month approved a $29 million settlement in a consumer class action against Radio Rentals has held that courts have power to […]

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Employees should be entitled to damages for missed super payments, Maurice Blackburn says
ASIC January 17, 2020 6:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A new superannuation bill working its way through the Federal Parliament should include a right of action for employees to seek damages against businesses that […]

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Class action appeals ruling allowing 7-Eleven to seek litigation releases
Class Actions January 16, 2020 10:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The lead applicant in a class action against 7-Eleven has appealed a ruling that denied its bid to block the convenience store chain from seeking […]

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ACCC fines camping store $63,000 for misleading ‘was/now’ ads
Competition & Consumer Protection January 14, 2020 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Camping retailer 4WD Supacentre has been fined $63,000 by the consumer regulator for misleading ‘was/now’ price comparisons that suggested consumers could achieve significant savings. Outdoor […]

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