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MIL-OSI Australia: Activ8me to pay $250,000 in penalties and refund customers for misleading conduct

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, Internet Communications Technology, Justice, KB, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Activ8me to pay $250,000 in penalties and refund customers for misleading conduct

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The Federal Court has ordered penalties of $250,000 against internet provider Australian Private Networks Pty Ltd (trading as Activ8me) for making false or misleading representations and not displaying a single price when advertising its internet services. The Court has also ordered that Activ8me offer to refund setup fees and […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Unsafe goods should be illegal to sell

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, Exploration, KB, law, Legal, Melbourne, MIL OSI, Mining, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Unsafe goods should be illegal to sell

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission There should be a law in Australia prohibiting the sale of unsafe goods, ACCC Chair Rod Sims told the National Consumer Congress in Melbourne today. Using new data the ACCC estimates the annual cost of injury and death caused by unsafe consumer products is at least $5 billion and […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Country Care cartel case committed for trial in Federal Court

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, CTF, DJF, English, Justice, KB, law, Melbourne, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Country Care cartel case committed for trial in Federal Court

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The Country Care Group Pty Ltd (Country Care), its Managing Director, Robert Hogan, and a former employee, Cameron Harrison, have been committed to stand trial in the Federal Court of Australia on all of the cartel charges laid against them. This follows a committal hearing held before the Magistrates’ […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Relief needed for manufacturers battling high gas prices

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, CTF, DJF, Economy, English, European Union, Exploration, Exports, Gas, Investment, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Sydney, Trade, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Relief needed for manufacturers battling high gas prices

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The high cost of gas poses an imminent threat to east coast manufacturers, making them internationally uncompetitive and increasing the likelihood they will wind up or relocate their operations, ACCC Chair Rod Sims said in a speech to the Australian Domestic Gas Outlook conference in Sydney today. Mr Sims […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: The challenges and opportunities of premium markets in agriculture

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, CTF, Culture, DJF, English, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Tasmania, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: The challenges and opportunities of premium markets in agriculture

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Consumer trust should be a major focus for Australia’s agriculture sector as farmers increasingly target premium markets for their produce, ACCC Deputy Chair Mick Keogh told the International Farm Management Association Congress in Tasmania today. “Most of the growth in the total value of Australian agricultural output in recent […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Woolworths fuel discount undertaking varied

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, 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, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Woolworths fuel discount undertaking varied

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The ACCC has accepted a variation to an undertaking provided by Woolworths in 2013 relating to its shopper docket fuel discount offers, which changes how Woolworths can fund the discounts. In 2013, after an investigation into the escalating shopper docket fuel discount offers, the ACCC accepted an undertaking from […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Telco prices down and more data on offer, but continued scrutiny needed

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, CTF, DJF, English, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Telco prices down and more data on offer, but continued scrutiny needed

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Lower prices and growing data services are the key consumer benefits in the ACCC’s communications market report for 2017-18. Data downloads over the year jumped 45 per cent on mobiles and 27 per cent for fixed line services. During the period prices for mobile phone services dropped by 8.3 […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Interstate rail network access undertaking to continue

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, KB, MIL OSI, New South Wales, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland, South Australia, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Interstate rail network access undertaking to continue

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) 2008 interstate rail network access undertaking has been revised to operate for another 12 months, in an ACCC decision announced today. The revised variation also increases the notification period in which ARTC must inform the ACCC whether it will submit a replacement undertaking […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Bingo’s acquisition of Dial-a-Dump not opposed, subject to divestiture undertaking

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Banking and Finance, Business, CTF, DJF, English, Justice, KB, law, MIL OSI, New South Wales, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Queensland, Sydney  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Bingo’s acquisition of Dial-a-Dump not opposed, subject to divestiture undertaking

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The ACCC will not oppose Bingo’s (ASX: BIN) proposed acquisition of Dial-a-Dump after accepting a court-enforceable undertaking from Bingo to divest its Banksmeadow processing facility. Bingo and Dial-a-Dump both collect and process building and demolition (B&D) waste in Sydney. Dial-a-Dump also owns a large dry landfill at Eastern Creek […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: More input needed on digital advertising

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, Exploration, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Mining, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Sydney, Technology, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: More input needed on digital advertising

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The ACCC says its digital platforms inquiry is continuing to analyse issues about the digital advertising supply chain that affect Australian advertisers, including how advertising is verified on the major digital platforms. In a speech delivered to the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) and ThinkTV audience of marketing and […]

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