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‘Unlawful greed’: AFP deploys strike force to investigate RAT price gouging
Coronavirus 2022-01-21 4:16 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Federal Police is cracking down on COVID-19 rapid antigen test price gouging, deploying a zero-tolerance strike team to investigate “outrageous” markups referred by […]

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ACCC cracks down on ‘outrageous’ COVID-19 RAT pricing
Coronavirus 2022-01-17 6:34 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is working with the Australian Federal Police to combat price gouging over the sale of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. […]

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ACCC appeals ruling from judge who ‘gagged’ at proposed $5M Employsure penalty
Appeals 2022-01-14 11:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will seek a higher penalty against Employsure over misleading Google advertisements, after a judge found the consumer regulator’s proposed $5 million penalty was […]

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ACCC zaps CovaU with $33,000 penalty over missing price comparisons
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-01-12 5:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Energy retailer CovaU has been hit with $33,300 in penalties by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over its alleged failure to provide consumers with […]

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Funeral services provider fined for not disclosing ‘unavoidable’ costs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-01-10 12:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Perth-based funeral services provider Bowra & O’Dea has paid $26,640 in penalties for allegedly failing to disclose certain unavoidable costs when advertising rates for its […]

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SmileDirectClub can’t get its facts straight, Invisalign claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-01-07 5:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of the popular Invisalign dental aligners has sued competitor SmileDirectClub for allegedly misleading consumers about the cost and efficacy of its direct-to-consumer teeth […]

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ACCC extracts penalties from vanilla essence maker for misleading claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-23 6:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney-based food distributor and retailer has agreed to pay over $26,000 in penalties for allegedly making false claims that its Chef’s Choice branded vanilla […]

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In class action appeal, Ford says it’s not on the hook for damages for fixed cars
Appeals 2021-12-22 3:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ford has challenged its loss in a class action over its allegedly defective PowerShift transmissions, arguing group members who have had their cars repaired are […]

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Ford hit with penalty over Mustang Mach 1 performance claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-21 4:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

US car giant Ford Motor has copped a $53,000 penalty for allegedly misleading consumers about the performance features of its pricey Mustang Mach 1 sports […]

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Careers Australia directors face insolvent trading case over $40M dividend
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-12-17 7:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The liquidator of collapsed vocational education provider Careers Australia has filed a lawsuit against the company’s former directors, including founding CEO of Optus Robert Mansfield, […]

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