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Reckitt Benckiser to feel pain of GSK’s costs in Nurofen case
Competition & Consumer Protection February 28, 2018 3:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Reckitt Benckiser has been ordered to pay all of GlaxoSmithKline’s legal bill after a judge found the drug giant misled consumers with claims that Nurofen […]

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Facebook, Google face ACCC spotlight in digital media probe
Competition & Consumer Protection February 26, 2018 7:03 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Facebook and Google are in the consumer regulator’s sights, the ACCC said Monday on the release of the key issues it will be examining as […]

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LG appeal to clarify murky area of consumer law
Competition & Consumer Protection November 3, 2017 2:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will have another go at its case against electronics giant LG next May, according to an order Thursday, and its appeal gives the […]

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ASIC wins $1M in first fine for breach of best interests
Competition & Consumer Protection October 30, 2017 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has won a $1 million penalty against a financial advice firm for breaching the so-called best interest duty, the […]

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NBN complaints skyrocket, ACCC report says
Competition & Consumer Protection October 30, 2017 9:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman about the National Broadband Network increased 79 percent in the past year, even when new additions to the network […]

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Government budgets $44.6M for consumer data rights
Privacy & Cybersecurity May 9, 2018 10:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Government has promised $44.6 million over the next four years to establish a National Consumer Data Right that will enable consumers and small […]

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J&J hits back at expanded pelvic mesh class
Class Actions May 3, 2018 5:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Johnson & Johnson has struck back at an amended statement of claim filed in a class action over allegedly defective pelvic mesh, saying that lead […]

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Financial complaints board takes shape
Competition & Consumer Protection May 2, 2018 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority is gearing up for a launch later this year, with four new board members announced this week. The Hon Kelley […]

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ACCC calls for mandatory dairy code of conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection April 30, 2018 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s consumer regulator has called for a mandatory code of conduct to address the power imbalances along the dairy supply chain, a move opposed by […]

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Court hits Telstra with $10M fine for billing practices
Competition & Consumer Protection April 26, 2018 6:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Federal Court judge on Thursday ordered Telstra to pay $10 million in penalties after admitting it misled customers by billing them for mobile phone […]

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