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ACCC rejects Google undertaking to seal $3B Fitbit deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-22 9:30 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has rejected a behavioural undertaking from Google intended to assuage the regulator’s competition concerns about its planned $3 billion […]

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Lorna Jane faces ACCC action over anti-virus activewear claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-21 3:58 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The ACCC has taken legal action against women’s activewear company Lorna Jane for allegedly representing to consumers during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in […]

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Training company AIPE on hook for $139M in compensation in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-21 1:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has found a NSW training company is liable to pay $139 million for over 12,000 students who racked up VET FEE-HELP debts but […]

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Facebook hit with ACCC action for ‘misleading’ users over data protection app
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-16 10:43 am By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog has launched enforcement action against Facebook, alleging the social media giant engaged in false, misleading or deceptive conduct in the promotion of […]

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Ex-BlueScope exec Jason Ellis avoids jail for obstructing ACCC cartel probe
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former BlueScope general manager of sales and marketing Jason Ellis has been convicted and sentenced to a wholly suspended prison term of eight months after […]

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‘We have to get this case moving’: Judge orders indictment be filed in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 12:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court judge who is now overseeing a high stakes criminal cartel case against several investment banks and individuals over a $2.5 billion ANZ […]

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Retail Food Group acted unconscionably in dealings with franchisees, ACCC claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 3:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken franchise giant Retail Food Group to court for allegedly misleading purchasers of loss-making franchises about the profitability […]

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ACCC raises competition concerns about Woolworths $552M acquisition of PFD
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 5:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has raised preliminary competition concerns about Woolworths proposed 65 per cent acquisition of food wholesale distributor PFD Food Services, saying the deal would […]

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NSW can’t shield docs in ACCC competition case over ports privatisation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-09 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW government cannot assert public immunity over cabinet documents sought in a case brought by the ACCC over an allegedly anti-competitive agreement for the […]

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Banks plead not guilty as ANZ cartel case heads to trial in Federal Court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three banks have been committed to stand trial after pleading not guilty to criminal charges stemming from an alleged cartel agreement reached in a $2.5 […]

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