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Meriton tried to thwart bad TripAdvisor reviews, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-10 10:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Property manager Meriton Property Services violated the law by trying to keep guests at its properties from posting bad reviews on TripAdvisor, the Federal Court […]

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Competition on the rise among NBN providers, ACCC says
Technology 2017-11-09 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Competition for access to the National Broadband Network is ramping up, the ACCC said, and providers are buying more capacity to deliver on promised internet […]

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ACCC allows AusPost franchisees to collectively bargain
K&L Gates 2017-11-09 9:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian competition regulator has signed off on a bid by a post office industry group that represents Australia Post franchisees to collectively negotiate with […]

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Citibank repays cardholders $4.3M
Financial Services 2017-11-09 12:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Citibank will provide refunds of $3.3 million to credit card customers for failing to refund them when their credit card accounts were closed with an […]

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Trial date set for ACCC case against health insurer
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-08 9:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A case brought by Australia’s consumer regulator against health insurer NIB Health Funds for allegedly violating consumer protection laws by making changes to its plans […]

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Judge clears way for college to seek appeal in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-08 9:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Sydney-based college Unique International to pursue its appeal of a ruling in an ACCC case that found […]

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Telstra to refund customers with slow NBN speeds
Telecommunications 2017-11-08 8:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Telstra will offer refunds to some 42,000 customers after promising National Broadband Network speeds that couldn’t be delivered. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said […]

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Norton Rose admits backdating signature on filing, says court OK’d it
Norton Rose 2017-11-08 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Norton Rose Fulbright has admitted claims by ex-partner Thomas Patrick Martin that a lawyer for the firm retroactively signed and dated a court document, but […]

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Judge puts temporary block on Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-08 2:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a case brought by Reckitt Benckiser against Aft Pharmaceuticals over allegedly deceptive painkiller ads has blocked Aft from releasing ads that claim […]

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NZ competition cop wants to block OfficeMax deal
Corporate 2017-11-03 8:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

New Zealand has asked the country’s High Court to block Platinum Equity LLC’s bid to buy OfficeMax Holdings Limited, echoing concerns voiced by Australia’s competition […]

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