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CFMMEU hit with maximum penalty after alleged homophobic slurs
Employment 2022-07-29 5:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The CFMMEU and two of its officials have been hit with the maximum penalty for allegedly breaching right of entry rules and calling a safety […]

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Honda admits ‘accidentally but repeatedly’ misleading customers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-07-26 12:35 pm By Sam Matthews

Honda has admitted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s claims that it mislead the customers of two former authorised dealerships, but is seeking to […]

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Penalty in ACCC case against Uber off by more than $20M, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-07-25 11:07 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has slammed a $26 million penalty agreed to by Uber and the ACCC as “not within the range”, saying the impact of the […]

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Receivers get court OK to sell Melissa Caddick’s Dover Heights mansion
Financial Services 2022-07-25 1:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has allowed receivers to sell the Dover Heights mansion of Sydney fraudster Melissa Caddick without any distribution of proceeds, saying the sale “should […]

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ASIC can pursue defunct funeral insurer in case of ‘clear public interest’
Insurance 2022-07-25 3:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has given ASIC the green light to continue proceedings against a defunct funeral insurer which allegedly misled Aboriginal customers about being Indigenous-owned and […]

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ASIC loses bid for early punishment against Select AFSL
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-07-22 10:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has shot down ASIC’s bid for declarations against life insurer Select AFSL before a penalty hearing after finding that the insurer acted unconscionably […]

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No whey: IP Australia sides with Fonterra in rejecting protein patent
Intellectual Property 2022-07-21 9:13 pm By Sam Matthews

IP Australia has rejected the patent application of Scandinavian dairy giant Arla Foods amba, finding its high-protein whey-based yoghurt invention lacked an inventive step. Fellow […]

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Alleged Ponzi schemer Chris Marco charged with 50 fraud counts
White Collar 2022-07-20 9:27 am By Cindy Cameronne

Accused Ponzi schemer Chris Marco has been hit with criminal charges after an investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission found he defrauded $36.5 […]

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Logistics company drivers are independent contractors, Federal Court finds
Employment 2022-07-20 3:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has found four drivers working with transport company Avert Logistics are independent contractors despite the business supplying vehicles for them. In a decision […]

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ClearLoans settles ASIC’s first COVID-19 case against lender
Coronavirus 2022-07-18 4:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The sole director of personal lender ClearLoans has agreed to settle the first case the Australian Securities and Investments Commission brought related to the COVID-19 […]

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