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ACCC launches inquiry into NBN’s service
Telecommunications 2017-11-02 1:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has launched a public inquiry into the much maligned national broadband network, saying it will enforce new service standard rules if necessary. Prompted […]

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Home builder Aveling admits removing reviews
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-02 1:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Aveling Homes has admitted in court papers to taking down customer reviews it didn’t want on review websites it controlled, as the consumer regulator alleged […]

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ACCC says caps on 5G spectrum might be way to go
Telecommunications 2017-11-01 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Caps on the amount of spectrum available to any single company at the upcoming 5G auction could help prevent big operators from keeping out new players, the […]

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ACCC updates media merger guidelines for digital age
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-01 2:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator on Wednesday released updated guidelines for media merger reviews, saying key to its analysis would be competition and media diversity, the impact of new […]

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Banks sidestep ACCC ruling on Apple Pay, join forces on app
Technology 2017-10-31 2:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Having failed to get the competition regulator’s OK to jointly bargain with Apple Pay, three of Australia’s largest banks said Tuesday they were banding together […]

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Seafolly suit says Seko deal no day at the beach
K&L Gates 2017-10-31 2:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Aussie swimwear company Seafolly Pty Ltd has sued two units of global logistics giant Seko Group, saying they breached Australian consumer law by misrepresenting their […]

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US antitrust head promises strong international cooperation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-31 1:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

The new Department of Justice antitrust head in the U.S. appointed by President Donald Trump said Friday that international enforcement will be among his top […]

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Competition lawyers brace for tougher enforcement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-31 12:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers are advising large companies to look hard at their business plans to keep on the good side of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission […]

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ASIC wins $1M in first fine for breach of best interests
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-30 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has won a $1 million penalty against a financial advice firm for breaching the so-called best interest duty, the […]

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Rod Sims ready to net big fish with ACCC’s new powers
Exclusive 2017-10-30 9:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The likes of Google, Facebook and Amazon could find themselves in the crosshairs of a newly empowered Australian competition regulator, and Rod Sims wants to […]

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