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NSW appeals court upholds $7M judgment against teleco
Appeals February 14, 2018 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Wholesale satellite broadband provider Ipstar Australia has lost a bid to overturn a $7 million judgment against it for allegedly providing defective equipment and engaging […]

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CFMEU hit with record $1M fine for secondary boycott
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2018 8:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The¬†Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union has been hit with a record $1 million fine for secondary boycotts at construction sites around Melbourne, a big […]

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Toyota faces first Takata airbag class action in Australia
Competition & Consumer Protection November 14, 2017 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Toyota has become the first car manufacturer to be hit with a class action in Australia over faulty Takata airbags, Quinn Emanuel said Monday, and […]

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ACCC to get tougher on contracts that hurt small biz, lawyers warn
Analysis November 13, 2017 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

It warned offenders, and then it won its first case. Now with the one-year anniversary of laws protecting small businesses from unfair contracts ticking over, […]

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ACCC allows AusPost franchisees to collectively bargain
K&L Gates November 9, 2017 9:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian competition regulator has signed off on a bid by a post office industry group that represents Australia Post franchisees to collectively negotiate with […]

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Trial date set for ACCC case against health insurer
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2017 9:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A case brought by Australia’s consumer regulator against health insurer NIB Health Funds for allegedly violating consumer protection laws by making changes to its plans […]

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Global Briefing: AT&T merger challenge, EU bias, jail time in NZ
Competition & Consumer Protection November 3, 2017 8:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A possible challenge to the AT&T, Time Warner mega merger by the DOJ, an explanation for the EU’s fascination with U.S. tech giants, and a […]

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AirAsia pays up after wrongly charging kids
Competition & Consumer Protection November 3, 2017 8:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

AirAsia has agreed to refund thousands of passengers with children who were wrongly charged an extra $60 fee on flights from Darwin to Bali for […]

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Banks sidestep ACCC ruling on Apple Pay, join forces on app
Technology October 31, 2017 2:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Having failed to get the competition regulator’s OK to jointly bargain with Apple Pay, three of Australia’s largest banks said Tuesday they were banding together […]

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Borg gets ACCC green light to buy plants from timber giant
Competition & Consumer Protection October 26, 2017 1:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Building materials manufacturer the Borg Group has been given the all-clear by the competition regulator to buy two plants from Australia’s largest supplier of wood […]

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