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ACCC to push for stronger powers to crack down on unfair contract terms
Competition & Consumer Protection September 2, 2018 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The law should be altered to make unfair contract terms illegal, ACCC Chair Rod Sims says, and the regulator plans to use its clout to […]

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Husqvarna admits it ‘likely’ misled franchisees, ACCC says
Franchise August 29, 2018 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Power tool seller Husqvarna Australia has entered into a court-enforceable undertaking after admitting it likely misled franchisees when stating that its dealership agreements were not […]

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Criminal cartel cases the tip of the iceberg, lawyers say
Competition & Consumer Protection August 27, 2018 11:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The two criminal cartel cases brought by the ACCC in the past three months are just the beginning, lawyers say, with three or four more […]

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Meriton appeals $3M fine for manipulating TripAdvisor reviews
Competition & Consumer Protection August 22, 2018 9:06 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Property manager Meriton is appealing a $3 million fine for misleading consumers by manipulating negative TripAdvisor reviews. The fine, handed down July 31, was well […]

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ACCC dragging its feet with Captain Cook case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection November 23, 2018 3:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Vocational education provider Captain Cook College has panned the ACCC for delaying its recently filed case against the college by failing to prepare a statement […]

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ACCC says OxoPak’s certification trade marks may mislead consumers
Environment November 22, 2018 2:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission plans to reject an application for four certification trade marks by eco-friendly plastic packaging manufacturer OxoPak, saying Thursday the […]

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Westpac hit with $3.3M penalty in BBSW case
Financial Services November 9, 2018 8:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been ordered to pay a $3.3 million penalty for engaging in unconscionable conduct¬†when it traded in bank bills in an attempt to influence […]

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VW must hand over docs on Dieselgate’s impact on car prices
Competition & Consumer Protection October 26, 2018 12:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has ordered Volkswagen to produce documents related to its calculations on how its emissions cheating scandal could affect car prices. In […]

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Judge to rethink Glencore in-house counsel’s access to Cargill deal docs
Agriculture October 15, 2018 9:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An appeals court has ordered the judge overseeing a fraudulent concealment trial over Cargill’s $420 million purchase of the Joe White malt business to reconsider […]

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Clock’s ticking as Unlockd gets deadline for filing case against Google
Competition & Consumer Protection October 15, 2018 11:15 am By Christine Caulfield

Failed digital ad company Unlockd has until the end of the month to set out its competition case against Google or the suit will be […]

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