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ACCC to pursue big biz with bigger fines
Competition & Consumer Protection February 20, 2018 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has set out its priorities for 2018, and bigger penalties for big business flouting competition laws is top of the agenda, the commission’s […]

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ACCC cartel case to be conducted as eTrial
Competition & Consumer Protection February 19, 2018 7:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

When trial kicks off in the ACCC’s case against a company and individual allegedly involved in a roof sheeting cartel, there will be one thing […]

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First criminal cartel case brought against Aussie co.
Competition & Consumer Protection February 15, 2018 1:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

In the first criminal prosecution of its kind against an Australian corporation, prosecutors on Thursday charged a Victorian health care company and its managing director […]

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BrisConnections settles $2.2B case over collapse
Competition & Consumer Protection November 15, 2017 1:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

BrisConnections’ receiver PPB Advisory has settled its $2.2 billion lawsuit against engineering consultant Arup, a court was told Monday. A lawyer for the defunct toll […]

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Meriton tried to thwart bad TripAdvisor reviews, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection November 10, 2017 10:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Property manager Meriton Property Services violated the law by trying to keep guests at its properties from posting bad reviews on TripAdvisor, the Federal Court […]

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Competition on the rise among NBN providers, ACCC says
Technology November 9, 2017 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Competition for access to the National Broadband Network is ramping up, the ACCC said, and providers are buying more capacity to deliver on promised internet […]

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Norton Rose admits backdating signature on filing, says court OK’d it
Norton Rose November 8, 2017 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Norton Rose Fulbright has admitted claims by ex-partner Thomas Patrick Martin that a lawyer for the firm retroactively signed and dated a court document, but […]

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Wesfarmers head slams dairy industry probes
Competition & Consumer Protection November 3, 2017 8:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The head of Wesfarmers has slammed inquiries into the dairy industry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Senate, saying the industry needs […]

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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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