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ACCC wants $1.5M fine against struggling debt collector
Competition & Consumer Protection December 11, 2018 9:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The consumer watchdog has sought more than $1.5 million in penalties against debt collector ACM Group after the company was found liable for harassing vulnerable […]

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Google, Facebook have ‘ability and incentive’ to abuse market power, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection December 10, 2018 3:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Google and Facebook should be regulated given the potential they have to wield their monopoly powers in ways that would harm consumers, the ACCC said in its highly anticipated preliminary report into the digital platforms.

ACCC launches competition case against NSW Ports over 50-year deal with state
Competition & Consumer Protection December 10, 2018 10:34 am By Christine Caulfield

The competition watchdog is taking NSW Ports to court alleging a 50-year agreement with the state, signed when Port Botany and Port Kembla were privatised […]

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Maurice Blackburn may get $5.8M in $16.4M Cash Converters settlement
Class Actions December 10, 2018 9:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Maurice Blackburn stands to walk away with $5.8 million for its work on a consumer class action against Cash Converters that resulted in a $16.4 […]

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We Buy Houses director appeals record $6M fine
Appeals December 7, 2018 10:35 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The director of property spruiker We Buy Houses has appealed a record $6 million for misleading property investors with claims they could learn to buy […]

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Ex-Murray Goulburn head to pay $200k in ACCC milk price case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 6, 2018 3:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former managing director of Murray Goulburn will be hit with a $200,000 penalty for being knowingly concerned in false representations made by the dairy […]

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ASIC filing puts spotlight on ANZ treasurer in $2.5B capital raising case
Securities December 5, 2018 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

ANZ treasurer Rick Moscati was at the centre of a flurry of phone calls and meetings with underwriters and other bank executives on the day […]

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ACCC takes internet provider Activ8me to court for false advertising
Competition & Consumer Protection December 5, 2018 1:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Internet provider Activ8me is in hot water with the consumer regulator for a second time this year, facing court action over allegedly false and misleading […]

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Class action over botched breast surgery survives declassing bid
Class Actions December 4, 2018 3:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A chain of cosmetic surgery clinics has lost its fight to have a class action of over 200 patients allegedly injured by botched breast augmentation […]

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Queensland flood class can add evidence after ‘trial by ambush’
Class Actions December 4, 2018 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge overseeing the marathon hearing in the class action over the 2011 Queensland floods has allowed the lead applicant to submit further evidence after […]

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