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ACCC launches inquiry into NBN’s service
Telecommunications November 2, 2017 1:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has launched a public inquiry into the much maligned national broadband network, saying it will enforce new service standard rules if necessary. Prompted […]

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Home builder Aveling admits removing reviews
Competition & Consumer Protection November 2, 2017 1:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Aveling Homes has admitted in court papers to taking down customer reviews it didn’t want on review websites it controlled, as the consumer regulator alleged […]

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Seafolly suit says Seko deal no day at the beach
K&L Gates October 31, 2017 2:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Aussie swimwear company Seafolly Pty Ltd has sued two units of global logistics giant Seko Group, saying they breached Australian consumer law by misrepresenting their […]

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Cement Australia must pay ACCC legal bill
Competition & Consumer Protection October 26, 2017 9:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cement Australia will have to foot most of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s appeal bill, despite the regulator coming up short in its bid […]

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Trial postponed in ACCC case against Apple
Competition & Consumer Protection October 25, 2017 1:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The trial in the consumer regulator’s case against Apple alleging iPhone and iPad users were misled about their rights has been put on hold to […]

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ASIC, banks delay rate rigging trial again as talks continue
Competition & Consumer Protection October 25, 2017 11:06 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The trial against three of Australia’s biggest banks over alleged interest rate rigging was pushed back again on Wednesday after lawyers for National Australia Bank […]

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Wine maker wants ACCC ok to bring booze to Deliveroo
Competition & Consumer Protection October 24, 2017 4:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A family-owned South Australian wine maker has asked the Australian competition regulator to bless a joint marketing effort with other wine producers, including Yalumba and […]

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ACCC has banner year for enforcement
Competition & Consumer Protection October 24, 2017 12:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s consumer regulator raked in sizable penalties in the past financial year, winning $41 million in competition and consumer protection matters combined. And with newly […]

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ANZ settles with ASIC on eve of trial
Financial Services October 23, 2017 12:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. has reached an 11th-hour deal with the securities regulator over allegations of interest rate rigging. On the day […]

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ACCC calls out power cos. for ‘skyrocketing’ electricity prices
Energy & Natural Resources October 17, 2017 1:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Electricity prices in Australia have skyrocketed and its hurting Australians, the consumer regulator has said in a damning report that faults power companies for confusing […]

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