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ACCC to review $2B Sydney toll road deal
Transportation & Infrastructure 2018-02-27 8:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will review the proposed $2 billion acquisition of Sydney’s WestConnex toll road by the Sydney Transport Partners Consortium for […]

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Netgear settles with ACCC over misleading warranties
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-27 1:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Netgear will provide refunds after misleading customers about remedies available to them on purchasing faulty products, another win for the ACCC even as the consumer […]

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New law would crack down on misleading broadband claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-27 10:35 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A bill introduced this week seeks to crack down on misleading ads by broadband providers, a practice that recently landed broadband providers Telstra and Optus […]

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Facebook, Google face ACCC spotlight in digital media probe
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-26 7:03 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Facebook and Google are in the consumer regulator’s sights, the ACCC said Monday on the release of the key issues it will be examining as […]

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Pental admits wipes were not ‘flushable’, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-26 6:15 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Consumer goods maker Pental Ltd has admitted it made false representations about the “flushability” of its toilet wipes and will face a court hearing on […]

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ASIC bans life insurance adviser for 5 years
Financial Services 2018-02-23 8:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has banned a financial adviser for five years for failing to act in his clients’ best interests, the second […]

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Ex-Charter Financial adviser banned for fleecing elderly clients
Financial Services 2018-02-22 9:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former financial adviser for Charter Financial Planning has been permanently barred from providing financial advice by Australia’s corporate regulator after it found he deducted […]

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Norton Rose dispute with ex-partner heads to mediation
Employment 2018-02-22 8:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A bitter court battle over the firing of a Norton Rose Fulbright employment partner in which the firm admitted it retroactively signed and dated a […]

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Banks pay $21.4M to consumers for bad financial advice
Financial Services 2018-02-21 8:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s five biggest banks have paid out $21.4 million since the end of 2016 to consumers harmed by advice that violates financial services regulations, the […]

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VW must name US employees behind emissions scandal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-20 8:29 pm By Jennifer Cooke

In a significant pre-trial victory in the Volkswagen emissions scandal class action, a Federal Court judge has ordered the auto company to identify all U.S. […]

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