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Former One Nation staffer alleges ex-senator Brian Burston sexually harassed, ‘gaslighted’ her for years
Employment 2021-01-22 10:10 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A former One Nation staffer who accused former senator Brian Burston of harassment has told a court that Burston tried to get her to breach […]

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ACCC chair stands by final offer arbitration clause in proposed media code
Article 2021-01-22 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chair of the ACCC says that while it has made concessions in response to complaints from Google and Facebook about its proposed media bargaining […]

Google threatens to block search in Australia if media code becomes law
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech giants Google and Facebook have come under fire in a Senate inquiry for their “threats” to block news in Australia if a draft media […]

Fonterra warned farmers of ‘extreme’ global dairy price volatility, class action defence says
Class Actions 2021-01-21 5:35 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Fonterra has hit back at claims in a class action that the dairy giant misled farmers and breached its supply agreements when it slashed milk prices and sought a clawback in 2016, saying it warned farmers of the “extreme” volatility in the market.

‘Not healthy nor sustainable’: Facebook says it shouldn’t be asked to fix Aussie media problems
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-20 1:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook and Google should not be expected to solve the challenges currently facing the Australian media industry, according to the social media giant, which has […]

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Kogan fined $310,800 for violating spam laws
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-01-20 9:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online retailer Kogan has been fined $310,800 for sending marketing emails to more than 42 million consumers without an easy way to unsubscribe, in violation […]

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Freedom Foods says it was entitled to sack former GC for ‘serious misconduct’
Employment 2021-01-19 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Troubled food and beverage manufacturer Freedom Foods has denied a former company secretary and group general counsel was protected by whistleblower laws, claiming it was […]

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Police believe accused fraudster Melissa Caddick still alive
Financial Services 2021-01-19 10:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sydney businesswoman Melissa Caddick, who went missing a day after police raided her home two months ago as part of a fraud investigation, is believed […]

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Street Swags charity founder loses case over dismissal following fraud charges
Employment 2021-01-19 3:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

The founder of a charity that provides sleeping bags to homeless people has lost her unfair dismissal case after she went “to war” with the […]

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ACCC mulls legal action after Google completes $3B FitBit acquisition
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-18 4:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC is considering taking legal action against Google after the search giant completed its $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company FitBit before the […]

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