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ACCC to probe competition in wine grape industry
Competition & Consumer Protection September 26, 2018 2:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC is taking another look at market health in the agricultural sector with a new inquiry focused on competition in the market for wine […]

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Unique wins appeal of unconscionable conduct ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection September 19, 2018 4:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has overturned a win for the consumer regulator in a case against Sydney-based Unique International College, ruling that the vocational trainer’s […]

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Kleenex flushable wipes an ‘environmental catastophe’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection September 17, 2018 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched its opening volley against consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark Australia, saying its Kleenex ‘flushable’ wipes were unsuitable for […]

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Class action says mortgage investment firm charged excessive fees
Class Actions September 11, 2018 8:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Australian mortgage investment manager has been hit with a class action, alleging it charged excessive fees on loans and made misleading representations to borrowers. […]

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Prospa to fix unfair contract terms after ASIC probe delayed float
Contracts September 7, 2018 9:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online lender Prospa has agreed to alter unfair terms in its standard form small business loan contracts, after it delayed a planned float due to […]

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Second class action seeks to recover GST on apartment sales
Class Actions September 3, 2018 3:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A second class action has been filed alleging GST was improperly charged on apartment sales in the ACT. The lawsuit was filed August 24 on […]

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Murray Goulburn, ex-boss close to settling ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection August 30, 2018 1:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Murray Goulburn and its former CEO appear to be nearing a settlement with the consumer watchdog over claims the dairy producer misled farmers in three […]

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ACCC greenlights TransUrban bid for WestConnex stake
Competition & Consumer Protection August 30, 2018 10:55 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has approved TransUrban’s bid for a majority stake in the $16.8 billion WestConnex highway project, after TransUrban agreed to publish toll data to help […]

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Fonterra denied strict confidentiality regime in Bega trade mark dispute
Intellectual Property August 29, 2018 9:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a bid for a strict regime for dealing with confidential information in a lawsuit between cheese giants Fonterra and Bega over […]

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Heinz fined $2.25M for peddling sugary kids snacks as healthy
Competition & Consumer Protection August 24, 2018 9:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

H.J. Heinz Company has been fined $2.25 million for marketing sugary snacks to kids as healthy, a fraction of the $10 million penalty sought by […]

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