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Souvenir supplier sold fake Aboriginal art, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-22 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has accused an Aboriginal art and souvenir supplier of sourcing its products from Indonesia but falsely claiming they were made or hand painted […]

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ACCC won’t oppose Bayer, Monsanto deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-22 11:08 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose agricultural giant Bayer AG’s proposed $US66 billion acquisition of rival Monsanto Corporation, after Bayer agreed to […]

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Judge fines online directory $300K in consumer case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-21 11:31 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Shuttered online business directory ABG Pages has been slapped with a $300,000 fine after admitting to systemic unconscionable conduct that included refusing to cancel customer […]

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Viagogo knew ‘from the outset’ how much it charged customers, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-21 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Viagogo could calculate from the start of the booking process how much it would charge in booking and handling fees for event tickets, but kept […]

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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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