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ACCC to probe foreign exchange fees
Competition & Consumer Protection October 2, 2018 5:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has opened an inquiry into the inordinately high exchange fees consumers face when sending money outside Australia. Australia is the third most expensive […]

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Fitness First pays ACCC fine for overcharging members
Competition & Consumer Protection September 26, 2018 2:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Fitness First has been hit with a $12,600 fine for overcharging members for processing direct debit payments, the consumer watchdog said Wednesday. The international gym […]

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Trendy Aussie designer sues over handbag copyright
Intellectual Property September 25, 2018 9:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A popular Australian designer of neoprene athleisure handbags has filed a lawsuit against another designer for making bags that allegedly copy the design of its […]

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Arrow, Apotex win ACCC approval to create mega generic drug co.
Healthcare September 20, 2018 10:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Generic drug makers Arrow and Apotex have won the ACCC’s blessing for a tie-up that will create the largest generic drug supplier in Australia, with […]

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Europcar admits overcharging customers, blames reservation system
Competition & Consumer Protection September 18, 2018 1:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Europcar has fired back at the consumer watchdog in an enforcement action alleging the car rental company applied excessive payment surcharges on debit and credit […]

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ACCC warns telco execs will feel the heat for approving false ads
Telecommunications September 17, 2018 3:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has fired a warning shot over false advertising by telecommunications companies, saying it may bring cases against telco executives that knowingly sign off […]

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ACCC says court should toss Nature’s Care case
Competition & Consumer Protection September 14, 2018 11:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The consumer regulator asked a court Friday to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by Chinese vitamin giant Nature’s Care Manufacture over Australian-made product labels, […]

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Cryosite hits back at ACCC ‘gun jumping’ claims
Competition & Consumer Protection September 5, 2018 10:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Biologics company Cryosite has denied claims by the ACCC that it engaged in cartel conduct by referring customers to Cell Care before their asset sale […]

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Foodco calls for government-mandated legal advice for new franchisees
Franchise September 3, 2018 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Foodco Group, the franchisor behind Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue, has called for a revised code of conduct that forces prospective franchisees to obtain legal […]

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Judge calls out law firm for ‘threatening’ letters in Targus dispute
Competition & Consumer Protection August 29, 2018 5:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Letters by law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth for its client amid a contractual and consumer law dispute between two technology companies has been described by […]

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