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Bunnings’ deal with Adelaide Tools under scrutiny by ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2020 11:15 am By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has raised concerns that the proposed tie-up of hardware store giant Bunnings Warehouse and family-owned Adelaide Tools and Oaklands Mower Centre will stifle […]

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Judge clears $15B Vodafone, TPG deal in latest merger challenge loss for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection February 13, 2020 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Vodafone has won its case against the ACCC over its proposed merger with rival telecommunications company TPG, with a judge ruling the tie-up would not […]

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VW appeals record $125M penalty over ‘dieselgate’ scandal
Appeals February 12, 2020 9:24 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Volkswagen has appealed a record $125 million penalty handed down over its emissions cheating scandal by a judge who criticised a $75 million settlement agreement […]

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AMP to face class action over sale of ‘inflated’ insurance policies
Class Actions February 12, 2020 10:29 am By Cat Fredenburgh

AMP will face a class action alleging its financial representatives pushed AMP inflated insurance policies onto 100,000 customers despite knowing that better policies could be […]

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ACCC officer denies anything ‘sinister’ in examination of ANZ cartel witness
Competition & Consumer Protection February 12, 2020 9:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

During another day of cross-examination in a criminal cartel case against ANZ and two investment banks, a key ACCC officer was accused of lying about […]

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ACCC flags concerns over $120M merger of mortgage aggregators AFG, Connective
Competition & Consumer Protection February 12, 2020 11:10 am By Christine Caulfield

Australian Finance Group’s proposed acquistion of rival Connective Group has raised red flags for the competition regulator, which says the tie-up would create Australia’s largest […]

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‘You’re lying’: ANZ attacks ACCC witness on crucial cartel evidence
Financial Services February 11, 2020 10:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

An ACCC investigator has come under fire from ANZ as the bank seeks to shoot holes in the criminal cartel action against it, with counsel […]

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ACCC investigator shoots down claims of impropriety in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection February 10, 2020 9:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A key officer from the ACCC involved in interviewing JPMorgan bankers during a cartel investigation that led to criminal charges against ANZ and two investment […]

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ANZ wins fight for ASIC docs in cartel case, but battle might not be over
Competition & Consumer Protection February 7, 2020 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

ANZ has won access to documents the bank claims are crucial to its defence in a high stakes criminal cartel case, but the Australian Securities […]

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ACCC slammed for ‘opaque’ demands in misuse of market power case against TasPorts
Competition & Consumer Protection February 7, 2020 5:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A lawyer for Tasmanian state government owned ports company TasPorts has criticised the ACCC’s first-of-its kind case that alleges it is misusing its market power […]

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