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Landmark to pay $1M in ACCC case over barley claims
Competition & Consumer Protection December 3, 2018 1:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A unit of agribusiness giant Landmark Operations has agreed to pay $1 million to settle an enforcement action by the consumer watchdog alleging it misled […]

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Ernst & Young says previous Quintis auditor should share any blame
Class Actions December 3, 2018 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Ernst & Young, which is accused in a class action of misleading and deceptive conduct in signing off on the 2015 and 2016 […]

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In tossing Made In Australia case, court clarifies ‘substantial transformation’ test
Competition & Consumer Protection December 3, 2018 8:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ruled that Chinese vitamin company Nature’s Care cannot sell its imported fish oil and vitamin D with the ‘Made In Australia’ logo […]

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Visy to remove unfair contract terms after ACCC probe
Competition & Consumer Protection December 3, 2018 11:36 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Visy Recycling and two other providers of recycling services have agreed to remove unfair terms from their standard form contracts, following an ACCC investigation into […]

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Judge blocks Domain redirect in REA trade mark battle
Intellectual Property November 30, 2018 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Real estate advertiser REA Group has won an emergency injunction against Domain that blocks its rival from authorising the owner of the US website realestate.com […]

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Online property giant REA sues Domain for referral deal with realestate.com
Intellectual Property November 29, 2018 2:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online real estate giant REA Group is suing competitor Domain Group over a referral arrangement with the US-based owner of the web address realestate.com, saying […]

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Dial-a-Dump, Bingo merger could harm competition, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection November 29, 2018 4:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has raised competition concerns over the proposed $578 million acquisition of waste collection and processing service Dial-a-Dump by competitor Bingo. In a statement […]

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IP exemptions to competition laws to be removed
Expert Insights November 29, 2018 9:04 pm By Ayman Guirguis and David Howarth of K&L Gates

In Brief • Federal Parliament is debating the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 5) Bill 2018 (Bill), which seeks to repeal section 51(3) of […]

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Trivago admits it breached consumer law with hotel rankings
Competition & Consumer Protection November 28, 2018 1:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hotel booking aggregator Trivago has admitted it may have misled consumers into believing they would find the lowest hotel rate on an initial search of […]

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Class action says CoreStaff lured workers to Australia with misleading job offers
Class Actions November 28, 2018 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Labour on-hire and recruitment company CoreStaff is facing a class action alleging it violated the consumer laws by luring workers to Australia from Papua New […]

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