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Taxing time

June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the lead up to the end of the financial year, the ACCC has instituted proceedings against Taxsmart Group Pty Ltd, Taxsmart Franchising Pty Ltd and Resultsmart Pty Ltd (Taxsmart) alleging that it published false...

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NYSE Euronext ex-changes hands

June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has approved IntercontinentalExchange’s (ICE) acquisition of NYSE Euronext for $8.2 billion in the biggest financial exchange merger since NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse’s $10 billion failed merger in 2011. In a statement...

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Watch the way you display

June 27, 2013 | 1 Comments

In the first infringement notice issued to a publicly listed company, iiNet has been fined $102,000 in relation to the relative prominence of the monthly price and total minimum price in its “Naked DSL” advertisements...

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Sharing is caring

June 21, 2013 | 1 Comments

In its consideration of the latest in a string of authorisation applications made in the medical industry to collectively bargain on fee arrangements, the ACCC has proposed not to authorise fee arrangements by ophthalmologists.  In...

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Staying safe this ski season

June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

For those of us stocking up on winter essentials like hot water bottles, wheat packs, electric blankets, heaters and winter pyjamas, the ACCC warns that “these products pose safety risks if not used properly or...

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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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On 27 May 2013, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced a public inquiry to decide whether to extend, vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service (MTAS) declaration, or whether to make...

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Surcharges may be back on the menu

May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Following on from our previous post in which we reported on Government’s proposal to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cwlth) in order to exempt restaurants and cafés from the single pricing requirements in...

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Foxtel Management Pty Ltd has provided the ACCC with a court enforceable undertaking following allegations that Foxtel breached sections 18, 32(2) and 36(4) of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) with a free television offer. During...

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Winter is coming

May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Euro Solar and Australian Solar Panel will be feeling the heat this winter after the ACCC instituted proceedings on 8 May 2013 against the two companies for false and misleading claims about the origins of...

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