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ACCC won’t freeze Emergent, Oxford cold storage deal
Competition & Consumer Protection October 23, 2019 12:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition watchdog has given the greenlight to US cold storage giant Emergent Cold’s proposed takeover of rival Australian compay AB Oxford after raising preliminary […]

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Flight Centre pays $252,000 for misleading holiday vouchers
Competition & Consumer Protection October 21, 2019 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Flight Centre has agreed to hand over $252,000 in penalties after the consumer watchdog slapped the travel giant with infringement notices for holiday promotions that […]

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CBA’s Colonial First State faces another superannuation class action
Class Actions October 18, 2019 10:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Commonwealth Bank’s wealth management unit Colonial First State has been hit with a second class action in as many days, this one alleging it charged […]

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Car rental company ordered to recover deleted emails in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection October 17, 2019 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Car rental company Australian 4WD Hire will need to take steps to recover deleted, allegedly threatening emails after a court found it had not complied […]

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Judge ‘outraged’ by terms of ACCC’s $75M dieselgate settlement with VW
Competition & Consumer Protection October 16, 2019 8:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge is considering whether he can increase a record $75 million civil penalty settlement reached by Volkswagen and the ACCC over the dieselgate scandal, […]

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Medibank admits to violating consumer law with insurance cover fail
Competition & Consumer Protection October 16, 2019 1:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Health insurer Medibank has admitted to engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct when it falsely told consumers they were not eligible for certain coverage under […]

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Target, Big W admit breaking the law in dealings with customers, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection October 15, 2019 1:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Retailers Target and Big W have admitted they breached the consumer laws and potentially misled customers complaining about faulty Sony PlayStations and Dyson appliances, the […]

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Big Four banks face ACCC probe over refusal to pass on home loan interest rate cuts
Competition & Consumer Protection October 14, 2019 12:02 pm By Amelia Birnie

The ACCC will immediately commence a wide-ranging homes loans inquiry at the direction of the Federal Government, including an investigation into the banking sector’s refusal […]

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ACCC probe to put spotlight on NBN wholesale pricing
Competition & Consumer Protection October 14, 2019 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog has launched an inquiry into wholesale NBN charges paid by retailers, focusing on whether pricing for basic broadband products was fair and […]

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‘Only briefed yesterday’: Arnold Bloch Leibler barrister raises ire in class action
Class Actions October 11, 2019 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Counsel for a class action against Arnold Bloch Leibler alleging negligence over advice to Slater & Gordon has criticised the law firm’s barrister for seeking […]

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