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Australian Olympic Committee loses fight over Telstra’s Rio ads
Competition & Consumer Protection October 26, 2017 2:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Olympic Committee lost its challenge to a court ruling that found for Telstra in a consumer and intellectual property battle over the phone […]

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ACCC sees no problem with $54B Essilor, Luxottica tie-up
Competition & Consumer Protection October 26, 2017 1:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

French optical lenses giant Essilor has secured the blessing of the Australian competition regulator for its $54 billion merger with the world’s largest supplier of […]

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Judge fines computer shop $750k for misleading consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection October 25, 2017 3:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has ordered Australian computer retailer MSY Technology to cough up $750,000 for misrepresenting consumers rights to remedies on faulty products. The […]

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Telstra repays footy fans after ACCC probe
Competition & Consumer Protection October 20, 2017 10:07 am By Christine Caulfield

AFL app users will get refunds from Telstra after the consumer watchdog called the company out over its app ads, which gave the impression subscribers […]

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Judge tells JJ Richards to dump unfair contracts with small biz
Competition & Consumer Protection October 16, 2017 9:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Waste management giant JJ Richards & Sons has been ordered by a judge to remove unfair terms in contracts with small business customers, in a […]

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New law would crack down on misleading broadband claims
Competition & Consumer Protection February 27, 2018 10:35 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A bill introduced this week seeks to crack down on misleading ads by broadband providers, a practice that recently landed broadband providers Telstra and Optus […]

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Pental admits wipes were not ‘flushable’, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection February 26, 2018 6:15 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Consumer goods maker Pental Ltd has admitted it made false representations about the “flushability” of its toilet wipes and will face a court hearing on […]

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Ex-Charter Financial adviser banned for fleecing elderly clients
Financial Services February 22, 2018 9:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former financial adviser for Charter Financial Planning has been permanently barred from providing financial advice by Australia’s corporate regulator after it found he deducted […]

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ACCC appeals loss in laundry detergent cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection February 20, 2018 2:51 pm By Jennifer Cooke

The ACCC has lodged an appeal against the Federal Court’s dismissal last year of its sweeping cartel action against laundry detergent manufacturer PZ Cussons, which […]

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Full court to hear Prysmian appeal next week
Competition & Consumer Protection February 20, 2018 9:43 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court will hear arguments Monday from Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi that a $3.5 million fine handed down in a case brought by […]

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