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MIL-OSI Australia: Seednet to pay $1m penalty for misleading barley performance claims

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, Justice, KB, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Seednet to pay $1m penalty for misleading barley performance claims

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The Federal Court has ordered Landmark Operations Limited (trading as Seednet) to pay a $1 million penalty for making false, misleading and deceptive claims in a fact sheet for its barley variety known as ‘Compass’. From at least December 2014 to December 2016, Seednet told farmers that Compass barley […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: NBN wholesale service standards inquiry enters next phase

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, CTF, DJF, English, Justice, KB, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: NBN wholesale service standards inquiry enters next phase

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The second phase of the ACCC’s NBN wholesale service standards inquiry will consider whether regulation is needed to improve customer experience. NBN wholesale service standards are a key part of the commercial arrangements between NBN Co and retail service providers that affect the services to NBN customers. A discussion […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Former Murray Goulburn MD Gary Helou to pay $200,000 penalty

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, Justice, KB, law, Legal, MIL OSI, New South Wales, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, South Australia, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Former Murray Goulburn MD Gary Helou to pay $200,000 penalty

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The Federal Court has ordered former Murray Goulburn Co-operative Managing Director Gary Helou to pay $200,000 in penalties for being knowingly concerned in Murray Goulburn’s false or misleading claims about the farmgate milk price it expected to pay dairy farmers during the 2015-16 milk season. “The penalty imposed against Mr […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: New analysis on petrol price cycles shows how motorists can save money

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Cities, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, KB, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, Melanesia, Melbourne, MIL OSI, New South Wales, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland, South Australia, Sydney, West Australia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: New analysis on petrol price cycles shows how motorists can save money

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Petrol price cycles infuriate drivers but a new report out today explains how they work and ways that drivers in Australia’s five largest cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth) can save money by buying petrol at the bottom of the price cycle. The ACCC’s Report on petrol price […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Internet provider Activ8me in court for alleged misleading advertisements

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, CTF, DJF, English, Internet Communications Technology, Justice, KB, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Internet provider Activ8me in court for alleged misleading advertisements

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The ACCC has instituted proceedings against internet provider Australian Private Networks Pty Ltd (trading as Activ8me) in the Federal Court for allegedly making false or misleading representations when advertising its internet services. The ACCC alleges that, between June and October this year, Activ8me breached the Australian Consumer Law when […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Regulation of transmission services should continue for a further five years

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, CTF, DJF, Economy, English, Exploration, Investment, KB, MIL OSI, Mining, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Regulation of transmission services should continue for a further five years

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The ACCC has today released a draft report proposing that its declaration, or regulation, of Australia’s Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS) continue for a further five years, after the current arrangement expires on 31 March 2019. Transmission services, also known as backhaul, are high capacity wholesale services that carry […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: ACCC takes action against TPG for misleading customers

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, CTF, DJF, English, Internet Communications Technology, Justice, KB, law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: ACCC takes action against TPG for misleading customers

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against TPG Internet Pty Ltd (TPG) for engaging in misleading conduct about a $20 ‘prepayment’ made by consumers, and including unfair prepayment contract terms in some of the telco’s plans. Customers signing up to a TPG plan had to pay […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Court rules fish oil capsules not ‘Made in Australia’

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, Commerce, Crude, CTF, Defence, DJF, English, Exploration, fish, Gas, Health, Intelligence, Justice, KB, law, MIL OSI, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Security, Technology, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Court rules fish oil capsules not ‘Made in Australia’

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The Federal Court has ruled that the encapsulation in Australia of imported fish oil and Vitamin D by Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd (Nature’s Care) would not permit the capsules to be labelled ‘Made in Australia’ under the Australian Consumer Law’s (ACL) Country of Origin labelling provisions. “The ACCC […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Dairy processors agree to amend farmer contract terms

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Dairy processors agree to amend farmer contract terms

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Dairy processors Brownes Food Operations, Lion Dairy & Drinks, Norco Co-operative Limited, Parmalat Australia and Fonterra Australia have each agreed to amend specific terms in their milk supply agreements to address the ACCC’s concerns these terms were unfair to dairy farmers. The ACCC has been working with dairy processors […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Visy Recycling, Cleanaway and Suez remove potentially unfair contract terms

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, Justice, KB, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Visy Recycling, Cleanaway and Suez remove potentially unfair contract terms

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Visy Paper Pty Ltd (trading as Visy Recycling), Cleanaway Pty Ltd and Suez Recycling & Recovery Pty Ltd have reviewed and amended potentially unfair contract terms in their standard form contracts following an ACCC investigation into the use of unfair contract terms in the waste management industry. All three […]

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