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iiNet, Internode to refund customers for NBN speed claims
Telecommunications 2018-03-21 9:45 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Internet providers iiNet Limited and Internode Pty Ltd have agreed to compensate customers for promising NBN speeds that they couldn’t deliver, the fifth undertaking the […]

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ASIC gets new competition mandate
Financial Services 2018-03-19 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s securities regulator will soon have a new mandate – overseeing competition in the financial sector. In an address at the ASIC Annual Forum in […]

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Heinz violated law with sugary kids snacks, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-19 8:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

H.J. Heinz Company Australia Ltd made misleading claims about the health benefits of its Little Kids Shredz products, the Federal Court said Monday. The Federal […]

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Yazaki can address ‘course of conduct’ in ACCC appeal, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-19 3:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Court has allowed Yazaki Corporation to file additional documents as it weighs the ACCC’s case that the auto parts maker got off easy […]

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VW emissions cheating trial to wrap up Monday
Class Actions 2018-03-16 9:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The first stage of the Australian trial alleging Volkswagen installed dual-mode software in diesel vehicles to cheat on emissions tests will wrap up Monday, when […]

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ACCC seeks market input on Saputo offer to sell Koroit plant
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-16 10:26 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC wants the public to weigh in on Saputo’s offer to sell its Koroit dairy plant in Victoria to win the regulator’s blessing for […]

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Equifax duped customers, ACCC says in enforcement action
Financial Services 2018-03-16 10:23 am By Christine Caulfield

The consumer regulator has launched enforcement action against Equifax, accusing the credit reporting company of duping vulnerable customers into paying for credit reports that were […]

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New rule sets standard for handling NBN complaints
Telecommunications 2018-03-15 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s communications regulator released new proposed rules today for telcos on handling consumer complaints about migration to the National Broadband Network. The Australian Communication and […]

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Study blasts Volkswagen recall fix
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-15 9:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Volkswagen cars equipped with a software fix implemented in the wake of the emissions scandal are still emitting 400 percent more noxious emissions on road […]

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ASIC to crack down on unfair lending contracts
Financial Services 2018-03-15 4:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC put banks and other lenders on notice Thursday that unfair lending contracts aimed at small business will be an enforcement priority for the securities […]

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