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New law targets predatory credit card lending
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-16 10:13 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A new bill that will crack down on predatory credit card lending practices sailed through Parliament on Thursday, the first reforms to pass in the […]

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Financial complaints watchdog set for 2018 launch
Financial Services 2018-02-15 1:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian consumers will soon be able to lodge complaints about banks and other financial institutions with a newly established body overseen by the securities regulator. […]

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First criminal cartel case brought against Aussie co.
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-15 1:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

In the first criminal prosecution of its kind against an Australian corporation, prosecutors on Thursday charged a Victorian health care company and its managing director […]

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NSW appeals court upholds $7M judgment against teleco
Appeals 2018-02-14 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Wholesale satellite broadband provider Ipstar Australia has lost a bid to overturn a $7 million judgment against it for allegedly providing defective equipment and engaging […]

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CFMEU hit with record $1M fine for secondary boycott
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-14 8:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union has been hit with a record $1 million fine for secondary boycotts at construction sites around Melbourne, a big […]

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Judge mulls VW disclosures ahead of first ‘dieselgate’ trial
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-14 7:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge may rule as early as Friday on whether Volkswagen should be required to answer questions about alleged emissions defeat device software […]

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Vodafone ordered to pay ACCC, Telstra legal bills
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-13 8:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Vodafone will have to cough up $295,000 to cover the legal bills of the ACCC and Telstra after falling short in its bid for judicial […]

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5 companies now face Takata airbag class actions
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-01-12 9:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Five car companies have reportedly now been sued by law firm Quinn Emanuel over defective Takata airbags. Lawsuits were brought this week against Nissan and […]

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ACCC sues Optus for pressuring customers to move to NBN
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-12-15 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Optus has been sued for allegedly pressuring customers to move to the National Broadband Network before they needed to make the switch. The broadband provider […]

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Tabcorp’s $11B merger with Tatts gets thumbs up, again
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-17 10:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition Tribunal has for a second time signed off on Tabcorp’s $11 billion merger with lotto giant Tatts, a deal the competition regulator […]

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