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ACCC seeks more info on Pacific National, Aurizon merger
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-03 3:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking more information from Pacific National and Aurizon on their proposed merger, after the regulator’s preliminary review found […]

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Pharma regulator seeks input on ad complaints
Healthcare 2018-05-02 11:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is seeking feedback on its proposed process for handling advertising complaints when stricter new advertising rules for therapeutic products take effect […]

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Financial complaints board takes shape
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-02 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority is gearing up for a launch later this year, with four new board members announced this week. The Hon Kelley […]

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Heinz appeals ruling over sugary kids snacks
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-02 2:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

H.J. Heinz Company Australia Ltd has filed an appeal after a Federal Court found it made misleading claims about the health benefits of its Little […]

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Wheelie bin battle rolls into damages phase
Intellectual Property 2018-05-01 11:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Wheelie bin maker Mastec Australia needs a broad range of evidence to calculate the damages resulting from the misuse of its bin designs by rival […]

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Ultra Tune’s misleading conduct “egregious”, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-01 10:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ultra Tune was “cavalier and careless” in its attitude towards its franchisees, the ACCC told the Federal Court Tuesday at the start of a four-day […]

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ACCC calls for mandatory dairy code of conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-04-30 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s consumer regulator has called for a mandatory code of conduct to address the power imbalances along the dairy supply chain, a move opposed by […]

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AMP could face criminal charges, Royal Commission hears
Financial Services 2018-04-27 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP could be hit with criminal charges after counsel assisting the Royal Commissioner said Friday evidence before the commission had shown the wealth management firm […]

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Judge won’t give Sexpo early peek of docs in consumer case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-04-26 11:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has denied an attempt by adult exhibition operator Sexpo to gain pre-litigation access to documents held by members of a movement that last […]

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Ford fined hefty $10M over dodgy PowerShift transmission
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-04-26 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ruled that the Ford Motor Company of Australia engaged in unconscionable conduct towards customers complaining about their troubled PowerShift transmission systems, […]

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