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Judge fines computer shop $750k for misleading consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-25 3:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has ordered Australian computer retailer MSY Technology to cough up $750,000 for misrepresenting consumers rights to remedies on faulty products. The […]

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ACCC puts companies on notice with guidance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-25 2:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition watchdog has released anticipated guidelines on the new reforms to competition law passed last week, with businesses now on notice that non compliance […]

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Trial postponed in ACCC case against Apple
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-25 1:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The trial in the consumer regulator’s case against Apple alleging iPhone and iPad users were misled about their rights has been put on hold to […]

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Commission calls for product safety law overhaul
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-25 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A new report calls for an overhaul of mandatory product standards, saying reforms would increase competition and lead to annual savings of $350 million. In […]

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ASIC, banks delay rate rigging trial again as talks continue
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-25 11:06 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The trial against three of Australia’s biggest banks over alleged interest rate rigging was pushed back again on Wednesday after lawyers for National Australia Bank […]

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Wine maker wants ACCC ok to bring booze to Deliveroo
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-24 4:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A family-owned South Australian wine maker has asked the Australian competition regulator to bless a joint marketing effort with other wine producers, including Yalumba and […]

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Tabcorp takes Tatts merger bid back to tribunal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-24 2:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition Tribunal takes centre stage again this week in the battle by wagering group Tabcorp to merge with lotto giant Tatts. The tribunal […]

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Corporate penalties to triple under new proposal
News 2017-10-24 12:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission could get more teeth under a new proposal by a Turnbull government taskforce released Tuesday, with penalties for corporate […]

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ACCC has banner year for enforcement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-24 12:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s consumer regulator raked in sizable penalties in the past financial year, winning $41 million in competition and consumer protection matters combined. And with newly […]

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ACCC sounds death knell for domestic roaming
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-10-23 3:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Domestic roaming is not the answer to sub-par mobile phone coverage in regional Australia, the competition watchdog has said in a big win for Telstra. […]

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