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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry has released its eagerly awaited report on the inquiry into country of origin labelling for food. Country of origin remains a “hot topic” with key...

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These boots were made for…

January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has commenced proceedings against Reebok for alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law. According to the ACCC, since September 2011 Reebok Australia have made representations that wearing their “EasyTone” shoes would increase the...

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Disk drive error, please restart your computer

December 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hewlett Packard (HP) and Acer have both commenced action against a number of optical disk drive companies alleging that they have conspired to fix prices.  HP kicked things off by commencing proceedings in the Federal...

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Justice Middleton of the Federal Court in Melbourne has ordered AGL Sales Pty Ltd and AGL South Australia Pty Ltd to pay penalties of more than $1.5 million for illegal door-to-door sales practices. The action...

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Following an announcement made on 20 December 2012, the Assistant Treasurer, the Hon David Bradbury MP, has now released proposed legislative amendments to the Insurance Contracts Act 1984.  The amendments will extend the existing unfair...

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Authorisation stations!

May 8, 2013 | 1 Comments

On 6 May 2013 the ACCC released revised Draft Authorisation Guidelines for public comment. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 permits the ACCC to authorise certain conduct which may otherwise contravene the competition provisions of...

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The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) co-operative has announced that it has reached a settlement agreement in a portion of a class action alleging price fixing activities. DFA has not admitted any wrongdoing but has...

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The ACCC has indicated that its educative and engagement approach to the national unfair contract terms regime is over and has warned that it is now looking at enforcement. On 15 March 2013 the ACCC...

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