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Biotech co. settles case over low-GI sugar patent claims
Competition & Consumer Protection March 28, 2018 8:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian biotech company Holista Colltech has resolved litigation over ASX announcements that said it was collaborating with a Nobel Prize nominee to file a patent […]

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Insurers could be next target of unfair contract law expansion
Financial Services March 23, 2018 9:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian government is mulling whether to extend unfair contract laws to insurance contracts, Finance Minister Kelly O’Dwyer said. Speaking before the Financial Services Council […]

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ACCC seeks market input on Saputo offer to sell Koroit plant
Competition & Consumer Protection March 16, 2018 10:26 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC wants the public to weigh in on Saputo’s offer to sell its Koroit dairy plant in Victoria to win the regulator’s blessing for […]

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New rule sets standard for handling NBN complaints
Telecommunications March 15, 2018 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s communications regulator released new proposed rules today for telcos on handling consumer complaints about migration to the National Broadband Network. The Australian Communication and […]

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Banks slammed for uncompetitive mortgage pricing
Financial Services March 15, 2018 1:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s largest banks are weak when it comes to offering competitive prices on residential mortgages, Australia’s consumer regulator said Thursday in the first review undertaken […]

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Viagogo denies ACCC’s claims of hidden, hefty fees
Competition & Consumer Protection March 13, 2018 8:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online ticket reseller Viagogo has shot back at the consumer regulator’s allegations that it charged excessive fees and was not upfront about it, saying in […]

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Activ8me pays up for false ACCC endorsement
Competition & Consumer Protection March 5, 2018 1:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Teleco provider Activ8me has run afoul of the law by falsely claiming the ACCC gave its internet services the thumbs up, the consumer regulator said […]

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Start-up off hook for broken promises, rules NSW Appeals Court
Securities February 19, 2018 8:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A tech start-up that failed to deliver on a promise that investors would triple their money and was found liable for the entire investment has […]

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Rod Sims ready to net big fish with ACCC’s new powers
Exclusive October 30, 2017 9:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The likes of Google, Facebook and Amazon could find themselves in the crosshairs of a newly empowered Australian competition regulator, and Rod Sims wants to […]

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ACCC sounds death knell for domestic roaming
Competition & Consumer Protection October 23, 2017 3:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Domestic roaming is not the answer to sub-par mobile phone coverage in regional Australia, the competition watchdog has said in a big win for Telstra. […]

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