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Wesfarmers head slams dairy industry probes
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-03 8:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The head of Wesfarmers has slammed inquiries into the dairy industry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Senate, saying the industry needs […]

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Australian Unity to pay $620,000 for altering policies mid-year
Healthcare 2017-11-03 8:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian Unity will fork over $620,000 in compensation to policy holders after an investigation by the consumer regulator found the health insurer had moved the […]

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AirAsia pays up after wrongly charging kids
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-03 8:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

AirAsia has agreed to refund thousands of passengers with children who were wrongly charged an extra $60 fee on flights from Darwin to Bali for […]

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LG appeal to clarify murky area of consumer law
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-03 2:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will have another go at its case against electronics giant LG next May, according to an order Thursday, and its appeal gives the […]

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Judge OKs BrisConnections’ traffic expert in $2B suit
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-02 9:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a multibillion dollar consumer protection suit by the receiver of defunct toll road company BrisConnections against global engineering firm Arup has signed […]

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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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