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Judge criticizes class action cost consultants again
Shine Lawyers April 6, 2018 11:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Federal Court Justice Michael Lee has again weighed in on the use of cost consultants to assess legal fees in class actions, saying that they […]

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NBN’s viability in doubt, ACCC says in final communications report
Telecommunications April 5, 2018 10:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian consumer regulator has questioned the long-term commercial viability of the NBN, saying consumers may lose their appetite for increased broadband speeds when the […]

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ACCC’s Sims compares big four banks to synchronised swimming
Financial Services April 5, 2018 10:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said Thursday that when it comes to mortgage prices, the behaviour of Australia’s big four banks […]

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House to weigh bill to give ASIC competition powers
Competition & Consumer Protection March 28, 2018 3:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A measure to add competition concerns to the mandate of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission was formally introduced in the House on Wednesday. The […]

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RBS to pay $12.58 million to settle class action
Financial Services March 27, 2018 2:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to pay $12.58 million to settle a consumer class action brought on behalf of purchasers of its financial […]

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ACCC to look at Facebook’s use of data
Privacy & Cybersecurity March 22, 2018 8:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The head of Australia’s consumer regulator says the agency will look at whether Facebook is misleading users about how it collects and uses their data, […]

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Souvenir supplier sold fake Aboriginal art, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection March 22, 2018 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has accused an Aboriginal art and souvenir supplier of sourcing its products from Indonesia but falsely claiming they were made or hand painted […]

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Viagogo knew ‘from the outset’ how much it charged customers, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection March 21, 2018 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Viagogo could calculate from the start of the booking process how much it would charge in booking and handling fees for event tickets, but kept […]

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iiNet, Internode to refund customers for NBN speed claims
Telecommunications March 21, 2018 9:45 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Internet providers iiNet Limited and Internode Pty Ltd have agreed to compensate customers for promising NBN speeds that they couldn’t deliver, the fifth undertaking the […]

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Equifax duped customers, ACCC says in enforcement action
Financial Services March 16, 2018 10:23 am By Christine Caulfield

The consumer regulator has launched enforcement action against Equifax, accusing the credit reporting company of duping vulnerable customers into paying for credit reports that were […]

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