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J&J hits back at expanded pelvic mesh class
Class Actions May 3, 2018 5:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Johnson & Johnson has struck back at an amended statement of claim filed in a class action over allegedly defective pelvic mesh, saying that lead […]

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Financial complaints board takes shape
Competition & Consumer Protection May 2, 2018 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority is gearing up for a launch later this year, with four new board members announced this week. The Hon Kelley […]

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ACCC calls for mandatory dairy code of conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection April 30, 2018 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s consumer regulator has called for a mandatory code of conduct to address the power imbalances along the dairy supply chain, a move opposed by […]

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Court hits Telstra with $10M fine for billing practices
Competition & Consumer Protection April 26, 2018 6:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Federal Court judge on Thursday ordered Telstra to pay $10 million in penalties after admitting it misled customers by billing them for mobile phone […]

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ACCC delays announcement on WestConnex deal
Competition & Consumer Protection April 23, 2018 10:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has delayed its decision on the proposed $2 billion acquisition of Sydney’s WestConnex toll road by the Sydney Transport […]

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Passenger sues Qantas over exploding headphones
Competition & Consumer Protection April 23, 2018 10:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A seventy-eight-year-old man has taken Qantas to court over injuries allegedly suffered when headphones provided by the airline for in-flight entertainment exploded during a flight. […]

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Japanese shipping co. pleads guilty in global cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection April 5, 2018 12:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Japan-based global shipper K-Line has pled guilty to its role in a criminal cartel, the second company to admit guilt in Australia in the case. […]

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ACCC OKs $1.3B Saputo, Murray Goulburn merger
Corporate April 4, 2018 5:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission gave the go-ahead Wednesday to the $1.3 billion merger of dairy giant Saputo with Australian milk co-op Murray Goulburn, […]

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Flight Centre fined $12.5M for attempted price-fixing
Competition & Consumer Protection April 4, 2018 2:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Flight Centre has been ordered to pay $12.5 million in penalties for making multiple attempts to enter into price-fixing arrangements with three international airlines. The […]

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New bill would make it easier to bring consumer class actions
Class Actions March 28, 2018 2:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Private follow-on actions for consumer law violations will be easier to bring under a new bill introduced in the House on Wednesday, a potential boon […]

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