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Scammed at First Sight?

February 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

This Valentine’s Day, the ACCC warns that 'cold-hearted’ criminals on dating apps and social media platforms are stealing hearts – and wallets...

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Overseas service ready for takeoff

February 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

Amendments have broadened the scope for serving originating applications or section 155 notices on persons outside Australia...

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More Prohibitions, Greater Penalties

September 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

More Prohibitions, Greater Penalties: Federal Government acts on promises to strengthen unfair contract terms regime and bolster civil penalties....

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Judge Casts Doubt on “Uber” Penalty

August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

In a recent penalty hearing between the ACCC and Uber B.V. (UBV) that was expected to be a relatively uneventful affair, a judge of the Federal Court of Australia has labelled an agreed $26 million penalty...

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ACCC deals the cards on payment networks

June 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

ACCC launches proceedings against Mastercard for anti-competitive conduct...

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The Labor Party has promised to increase penalties under the Competition & Consumer Act and amend the Unfair Contract Terms regime....

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Federal Court finds merger documents provided to ACCC are admissible in subsequent and unrelated civil cartel prosecution...

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Peters Ice Cream gets its just desserts

April 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Peters Ice Cream admits to engaging in exclusive dealing and agrees to the imposition of a $12 million pecuniary penalty. ...

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ACCC Constructs Successful Boycott Case

March 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has continued to build on its efforts in the construction industry with recent success in proceedings against construction company Hutchinson and the CFMMEU.  The result is a much-needed win for the ACCC after a...

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Scaffold for criminal charges fails

August 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

On 17 August 2021, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) withdrew criminal cartel charges against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and its Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Divisional Branch Secretary, Mr...

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