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Major overhaul to competition law passes Parliament
Competition & Consumer Protection October 18, 2017 1:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Major changes to Australian competition law that include a ban on companies engaging in concerted practices have passed Parliament, and the competition watchdog says it’s […]

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ALDI flushes wipes after ACCC probe
Competition & Consumer Protection October 13, 2017 1:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Supermarket chain ALDI has taken its personal hygiene wipes off the shelves after the consumer regulator questioned the company’s promotion of the product as flushable.The […]

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GSK admits old Voltaren label was misleading
Competition & Consumer Protection February 19, 2018 8:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Drug giants GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis have conceded part of the ACCC’s case that packaging on their Voltaren Osteo Gel breached the Australian Consumer Law, but […]

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Judge gave short shrift to ACCC in Medibank case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection February 19, 2018 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who sided with Medibank in the ACCC’s failed case last year paid little attention to one of the consumer regulator’s central arguments against […]

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Tabcorp’s $11B merger with Tatts gets thumbs up, again
Competition & Consumer Protection November 17, 2017 10:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition Tribunal has for a second time signed off on Tabcorp’s $11 billion merger with lotto giant Tatts, a deal the competition regulator […]

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ACCC gets second bite in Apple case
Technology November 14, 2017 9:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission a chance to amend its case against Apple alleging iPhone and iPad users were misled […]

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ACCC wins first penalty under new franchising code
Competition & Consumer Protection November 10, 2017 10:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian consumer regulator has secured its first penalty in a case brought under the new Franchising Code of Conduct, with a court ordering Pastacup […]

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Citibank repays cardholders $4.3M
Financial Services November 9, 2017 12:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Citibank will provide refunds of $3.3 million to credit card customers for failing to refund them when their credit card accounts were closed with an […]

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Judge clears way for college to seek appeal in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2017 9:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Sydney-based college Unique International to pursue its appeal of a ruling in an ACCC case that found […]

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NZ competition cop wants to block OfficeMax deal
Corporate November 3, 2017 8:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

New Zealand has asked the country’s High Court to block Platinum Equity LLC’s bid to buy OfficeMax Holdings Limited, echoing concerns voiced by Australia’s competition […]

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