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News Corp. says Google needs to be broken up to check ‘unparalleled power’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-12 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

News Corp has called on the ACCC to recommend the break up Google, saying the “very serious” step was needed to prevent the search giant […]

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Black & White Cabs loses injunction bid in misuse of market power case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-12 12:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

National taxi company Black & White Cabs has failed in its bid for a court-ordered injunction forcing Regent Taxis to supply booking and dispatch services […]

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Barrister ends case against DLA Piper over nearly $100,000 in unpaid fees
Business of Law 2019-03-11 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

DLA Piper has reached an agreement with a second barrister who alleged the firm refused to pay him until its client settled the bill, according […]

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ASIC slams banks for ‘unreasonable’ delays in fees-for-no-service reviews
Financial Services 2019-03-11 3:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Most of the country’s major financial institutions have still not conducted a systemic review of their fees-for-no-service failures, according to ASIC, which called the delays […]

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Doctor taped meeting where Ramsay Health unit CEO made alleged threats, trial hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-08 4:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A surgeon who was considering opening a health clinic in Coffs Harbour, NSW recorded one of the meetings central to the competition watchdog’s action against […]

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AFT agrees to temporary injunction over new Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-05 8:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a court order temporarily restraining it from distributing point of sale material containing updated claims that its painkiller Maxigesic is […]

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ACCC accuses gas suppliers of operating with ‘sense of contempt’
Energy & Natural Resources 2019-03-05 8:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC’s chairman Rod Sims has fired a warning shot across the bows of Australia’s gas suppliers, saying high prices had put businesses at risk […]

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Westpac wants court to raise the bar for ‘personal advice’ finding
Financial Services 2019-03-04 10:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has followed ASIC’s lead, launching a separate appeal to a ruling that it provided financial advice but not personal advice as part of a […]

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Google, US groups slam ACCC’s digital platforms report
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-04 7:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Google has criticised the ACCC’s proposals for stricter oversight of digital platforms, saying the regulator has not identified any problems that couldn’t be addressed with […]

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ACCC probes $231M sale of Origin Energy’s Ironbark project to APLNG
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-04 2:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competititon and Consumer Commission is investigating the proposed $231 million acquisition of Origin Energy’s Ironbark gas project in Queensland to Australia Pacific LNG. […]

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