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ACCC takes Agrison to court over warranty representations
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-27 10:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer watchdog has filed court proceedings against agricultural equipment supplier Agrison for allegedly misleading tractor purchasers about its warranties and after-sales services. Since at […]

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ACCC takes Fuji Xerox to court over ‘unfair’ contract terms
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-22 1:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer watchdog has filed court proceedings against Fuji Xerox alleging the Japanese print giant’s standard form contracts with small businesses contain a bevvy of […]

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ACCC alleges crane company entered cartel agreement with competitor
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-19 4:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Making good on its promise to crack down on anti-competitive conduct in the commercial construction sector, the ACCC has initiated proceedings against NQ Cranes alleging […]

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ACCC hits sporting goods supplier with resale price maintenance case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-14 11:08 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has taken a major wholesale supplier of sporting goods to court for allegedly setting minimum prices for cycling and sporting goods in its […]

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iSelect to pay $8.5M for misleading consumers about energy plans
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-08 3:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has ordered comparison website iSelect to pay $8.5 million in penalties for making misleading representations through its online electricity comparison service and pushing […]

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Alsco proposal for Spotless may not wash with ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-08 4:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised concerns about Alsco’s proposed acquisition of commercial laundry business Spotless Garments, saying the combined entity would have […]

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Employsure defeats ‘untenable’ ACCC case over Google ads, keywords
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-01 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has lost its case against Employsure alleging the specialist workplace relations consultancy duped small businesses into signing long-term contracts via several Google ads […]

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Google fires back at ACCC data collection suit, says it sought ‘explicit consent in plain terms’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-29 4:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has rejected claims by the ACCC that it tricked consumers into agreeing to expanded collection of their personal data, saying that it instead sought […]

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Full Court trashes ACCC appeal over Woolworths ‘eco’ picnic products
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-29 7:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lost its appeal of a ruling that found Woolworths’ environmental claims for its ‘Select Eco’ line of compostable […]

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Judge sinks discovery hopes in NSW Ports competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-17 6:04 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A maritime development company has had its discovery hopes dashed in its stayed competition lawsuit against NSW Ports, with a judge finding that the company […]

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