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ACCC raises red flags over proposed copyright reform
Intellectual Property July 20, 2018 1:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted the need for expanded fair use copyright exemptions but warned applying one of the existing fairness factors […]

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ACCC calls for major fixes to ‘broken’ electricity market
Energy & Natural Resources July 11, 2018 1:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mergers of major electricity generators would be capped and the energy regulator given more power to combat market manipulation under sweeping reforms to reduce rising […]

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Reckitt to seek relief from Nurofen judgment before Full Court
Appeals August 17, 2018 11:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Reckitt Benckiser will try to convince the Full Federal Court on Monday that a judge got it wrong when he found it misled consumers with […]

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AFL, NRL clubs to fix refunds policies on merchandise after ACCC probe
Competition & Consumer Protection August 16, 2018 11:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Top AFL and NRL clubs have agreed to change their refunds and returns policies on football and rugby merchandise after an investigation by the ACCC […]

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Ultra Tune’s “elaborate ruse” diverted ACCC investigation, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection August 2, 2018 8:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two “sham letters” produced by a senior manager of national car repair franchise Ultra Tune led both the ACCC and the court “down the garden […]

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Debt collector ACM harassed stroke victim, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection July 30, 2018 3:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

One of Australia’s largest debt collectors, ACM Group, harassed and coerced vulnerable customers — including a stroke victim — by bombarding them with phone calls […]

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Cash Converters ordered to produce data on individuals that took out payday loans
Class Actions July 27, 2018 9:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cash Converters has been ordered to turn over information on people it provided payday loans to in Queensland in a class action alleging it charged […]

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ACCC competition concerns stall WestConnex acquisition decision
Competition & Consumer Protection July 19, 2018 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has postponed its final decision around Sydney Transport Partners’ proposed acquisition of a 51% stake in the $16.8 billion […]

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Judge says Apple case ‘paradigm example’ of ACL penalty problem
Competition & Consumer Protection July 18, 2018 11:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a judgment signing off on Apple’s $9 million settlement with the ACCC over the tech giant’s repair policies, a Federal Court judge has said […]

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Class action seeks data on individuals that got Cash Converters loans
Class Actions July 13, 2018 12:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cash Converters has been asked to produce data on individuals that it provided payday loans to in Queensland in a class action alleging it charged […]

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