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Canberra Times
'Circuit breaker': Industry calls for government to get on with energy rulesarchitecture; for example, a big issue is how the architecture will impact on t
Canberra Times / Posted 12 hours ago
architecture; for example, a big issue is how the architecture will impact on the market concentration concerns that the ACCC already has with the current system." Energy companies would to meet mandated standards of reliability and emissions... Read more
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WA Today
'Circuit breaker': Industry calls for government to get on with energy rulesarchitecture; for example, a big issue is how the architecture will impact on t
WA Today / Posted 14 hours ago
architecture; for example, a big issue is how the architecture will impact on the market concentration concerns that the ACCC already has with the current system." Energy companies would to meet mandated standards of reliability and emissions... Read more
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Motley Fool
Why I think corporate governance has gone mad at these companiesmoney. I also don’t recall proxy advisers objecting to executive bonuses at We
Motley Fool / Posted 15 hours ago
money. I also don’t recall proxy advisers objecting to executive bonuses at Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) when the ACCC found that its Coles subsidiary had engaged in unconscionable conduct with its suppliers. Or more recently, Lend Lease... Read more
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The Age
'Circuit breaker': Industry calls for government to get on with energy rulesarchitecture; for example, a big issue is how the architecture will impact on t
The Age / Posted 15 hours ago
architecture; for example, a big issue is how the architecture will impact on the market concentration concerns that the ACCC already has with the current system." Energy companies would to meet mandated standards of reliability and emissions... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Industry calls for Gov to get on with the NEGarchitecture; for example, a big issue is how the architecture will impact on t
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 15 hours ago
architecture; for example, a big issue is how the architecture will impact on the market concentration concerns that the ACCC already has with the current system." Energy companies would to meet mandated standards of reliability and emissions... Read more
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Canberra Times
Finder.com.au misled and deceived users over 'roughly 65,000' comparisons claim: ACCChealth insurance policies engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct, the Aust
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
health insurance policies engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found. Finder.com.au allows users to compare services in several industries, such as energy and gas,... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Energy cartel laws waived for food processors desperate to reduce costsEnergy cartel laws waived by ACCC for food processors desperate to reduce costs
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
Energy cartel laws waived by ACCC for food processors desperate to reduce costs ACCC allows energy intensive food processors to jointly tender to bring down electricity and gas prices. (Flickr: Brian Henry Thompson) ACCC allows energy intensive... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
New Survey by American Consumer Credit Counseling Finds Majority of Consumers are Actively Working Towards a Financial Goalsurvey results here: http://www.consumercredit.com/financial-education/infograp
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
survey results here: http://www.consumercredit.com/financial-education/infographics/what-are-your-financial-priorities/ ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to... Read more
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Connecticut Post
New Survey by American Consumer Credit Counseling Finds Majority of Consumers are Actively Working Towards a Financial Goalsurvey results here: http://www.consumercredit.com/financial-education/infograp
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
survey results here: http://www.consumercredit.com/financial-education/infographics/what-are-your-financial-priorities/ ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to... Read more
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Canberra Times
Tabcorp, Tatts mega-merger may 'increase competition', tribunal findsMiddleton rejected the arguments raised by rival betting operators and the Aust
Canberra Times / Posted 2 days ago
Middleton rejected the arguments raised by rival betting operators and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that he had made "reviewable errors" when assessing the detriments of creating a merged gaming behemoth. "The merged... Read more
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Canberra Times
Ikea drawers will not be recalled in Australia despite relaunch of US recallthe option to have these installed by Ikea crews. A spokesperson for the Austr
Canberra Times / Posted 2 days ago
the option to have these installed by Ikea crews. A spokesperson for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) told the Herald that IKEA has not notified it that it would conduct a voluntary recall in relation to the MALM range of... Read more
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The Brewton Standard
Warhawks’ Farmer, Mann named to all-state teamand Bailey Mann’s outstanding seasons on the court this year were rewarded, as
The Brewton Standard / Posted 2 days ago
and Bailey Mann’s outstanding seasons on the court this year were rewarded, as the pair was announced as a part of the ACCC first and second teams, respectively. Head coach Steve Dickey said that the girls were deserving of the awards with the... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Mantra group could merge with AccorMantra group are going for growth with the prospect of a big merger with Accor
Sky News Australia / Posted 2 days ago
Mantra group are going for growth with the prospect of a big merger with Accor if the ACCC gives them the green light. 'We've been putting on 8-13 hotels a year. It was a strategy of complimenting a portfolio,' Mantra CEO and Tourism Australia chair... Read more
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WA Today
Tabcorp, Tatts mega-merger may 'increase competition', tribunal findsMiddleton rejected the arguments raised by rival betting operators and the Aust
WA Today / Posted 2 days ago
Middleton rejected the arguments raised by rival betting operators and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that he had made "reviewable errors" when assessing the detriments of creating a merged gaming behemoth. "The merged... Read more
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The Age
The economy: Beware the diminishing value buying your votein the 2016-17 financial year ("AER to carry out energy retailer review as more
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
in the 2016-17 financial year ("AER to carry out energy retailer review as more users disconnected", 22/11), how can the ACCC allow retailers to continue their iniquitous practice of charging subscribers in hardship 30 to 35 per cent more than... Read more
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The Age
Tabcorp, Tatts mega-merger may 'increase competition', tribunal findsMiddleton rejected the arguments raised by rival betting operators and the Aust
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
Middleton rejected the arguments raised by rival betting operators and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that he had made "reviewable errors" when assessing the detriments of creating a merged gaming behemoth. "The merged... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Tabcorp, Tatts mega-merger may 'increase competition', tribunal findsMiddleton rejected the arguments raised by rival betting operators and the Aust
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Middleton rejected the arguments raised by rival betting operators and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that he had made "reviewable errors" when assessing the detriments of creating a merged gaming behemoth. "The merged... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Finder.com.au fined for misleading consumershealth insurance price rises and in the lead up to this date many people compar
Adelaide Now / Posted 2 days ago
health insurance price rises and in the lead up to this date many people compare polices or review their premiums. The ACCC issued Hive with an infringement notice after it alleged the site, between February and May this year, allowed consumers... Read more
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The Age
Finder.com.au misled and deceived users over 'roughly 65,000' comparisons claim: ACCChealth insurance policies engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct, the Aust
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
health insurance policies engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found. Finder.com.au allows users to compare services in several industries, such as energy and gas,... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Finder.com.au misled and deceived users over 'roughly 65,000' comparisons claim: ACCChealth insurance policies engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct, the Aust
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
health insurance policies engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found. Finder.com.au allows users to compare services in several industries, such as energy and gas,... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Finder.com.au fined for misleading consumershealth insurance price rises and in the lead up to this date many people compar
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 2 days ago
health insurance price rises and in the lead up to this date many people compare polices or review their premiums. The ACCC issued Hive with an infringement notice after it alleged the site, between February and May this year, allowed consumers... Read more
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Herald Sun
Finder.com.au fined for misleading consumershealth insurance price rises and in the lead up to this date many people compar
Herald Sun / Posted 2 days ago
health insurance price rises and in the lead up to this date many people compare polices or review their premiums. The ACCC issued Hive with an infringement notice after it alleged the site, between February and May this year, allowed consumers... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Finder.com.au fined for misleading consumershealth insurance price rises and in the lead up to this date many people compar
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
health insurance price rises and in the lead up to this date many people compare polices or review their premiums. The ACCC issued Hive with an infringement notice after it alleged the site, between February and May this year, allowed consumers... Read more
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News.com.au
Finder.com.au fined for misleading consumersIs the Thermomix cult about to crash? Thermomix is up against the ACCC accused
News.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
Is the Thermomix cult about to crash? Thermomix is up against the ACCC accused of misleading consumers CONSUMERS searching for competitive health insurance deals during one of the peak times of the year to do this were misled by a popular financial... Read more
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The Age
Ikea drawers will not be recalled in Australia despite relaunch of US recallthe option to have these installed by Ikea crews. A spokesperson for the Austr
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
the option to have these installed by Ikea crews. A spokesperson for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) told the Herald there is still no mandatory recall being applied to the dressers and that it had not negotiated a... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Ikea drawers will not be recalled in Australia despite relaunch of US recallthe option to have these installed by Ikea crews. A spokesperson for the Austr
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
the option to have these installed by Ikea crews. A spokesperson for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) told the Herald there is still no mandatory recall being applied to the dressers and that it had not negotiated a... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Trump set to get his wish with net neutrality to be axedservices in Australia, particularly slow broadband speeds," Dr Rimmer said. "T
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
services in Australia, particularly slow broadband speeds," Dr Rimmer said. "Turnbull's federal government has given the ACCC a job to monitor NBN broadband speeds across the country so in Australia we have to rely upon consumer law and... Read more
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WA Today
'Terrible' NBN advertising is continuing despite watchdog crackdown, says consumer groupactual speed tiers remain the same, however we have changed the way we describe
WA Today / Posted 2 days ago
actual speed tiers remain the same, however we have changed the way we describe them," the spokesperson said. Since the ACCC undertaking, they've identified 4 per cent of customers connected to the NBN whose connections are not available of... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'Terrible' NBN advertising is continuing despite watchdog crackdown, says consumer groupactual speed tiers remain the same, however we have changed the way we describe
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
actual speed tiers remain the same, however we have changed the way we describe them," the spokesperson said. Since the ACCC undertaking, they've identified 4 per cent of customers connected to the NBN whose connections are not available of... Read more
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The Age
'Terrible' NBN advertising is continuing despite watchdog crackdown, says consumer groupactual speed tiers remain the same, however we have changed the way we describe
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
actual speed tiers remain the same, however we have changed the way we describe them," the spokesperson said. Since the ACCC undertaking, they've identified 4 per cent of customers connected to the NBN whose connections are not available of... Read more
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Weekly Times
Japan dairy supply fearmillion — will cover the potential fallout from the two court actions and other
Weekly Times / Posted 3 days ago
million — will cover the potential fallout from the two court actions and other costs. Money left over after all this could be returned to shareholders. The ACCC has called for submissions as it investigates the impact of the MG sale to... Read more
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The Border Mail
Border supermarket boss wants competition watchdog to stop drink refund schemeMathews, who owns supermarkets at East Albury, Springdale Heights and Jindera,
The Border Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Mathews, who owns supermarkets at East Albury, Springdale Heights and Jindera, has lodged a request with the ACCC urging it to order the scheme’s start be delayed from December 1. The grocer has also written to Small Business... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Hurdles for Tabcorp-Tatts merger to clearTHE LEGAL HURDLES TO THE TABCORP-TATTS MERGER SO FAR NOVEMBER 2016 The Austra
The Courier Mail / Posted 4 days ago
THE LEGAL HURDLES TO THE TABCORP-TATTS MERGER SO FAR NOVEMBER 2016 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) started to review the proposed Tabcorp-Tatts merger in November 2016 after Tabcorp sought informal merger clearance. MARCH... Read more
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News.com.au
Kogan plays down Amazon threatthe department store’s South African owners have reported, indicating a potenti
News.com.au / Posted 5 days ago
the department store’s South African owners have reported, indicating a potentially worse performance than rival Myer. ACCC RED BALLOON — Red Balloon has paid $43,200 in penalties after allegedly breaching new consumer laws by charging... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘Partnering for Change, Engaging the World’(ASCC) Blueprints 2025. We were pleased to note the efforts and work of the ASE
The Manila Times / Posted 5 days ago
(ASCC) Blueprints 2025. We were pleased to note the efforts and work of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) and the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Task Force in the implementation of the Master Plan on ASEAN... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Have your say on quad bike safetyQuad bikes riders and industry can make a submission to the ACCC’s quad bike sa
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 6 days ago
Quad bikes riders and industry can make a submission to the ACCC’s quad bike safety investigation, with proposed reforms outlined in an Issues Paper released today. “Tragically, 114 people have been killed in Australia in quad bike accidents since... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Red Balloon fined $43,200skydiving, paid the fee after receiving four infringement notices by the Austra
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
skydiving, paid the fee after receiving four infringement notices by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC alleged that on March 31 and June 30, the company charged four customers “excessive payment surcharges” on... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Naomi’s Red Balloon cops $43,200 fineby the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its paymen
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its payment surcharges to the correct amounts. ACCC deputy chair Dr Michael Schaper said businesses can only pass on to customers what it costs to accept the payment,... Read more
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Business Insider Australia
Red Balloon has been fined by the ACCC for excessive payment surcharges“Hand on heart this is not intentional. I am all about values and integrity and
Business Insider Australia / Posted 6 days ago
“Hand on heart this is not intentional. I am all about values and integrity and yet I still had something missing.” The ACCC alleges that on 31 March and 30 June 2017, Red Balloon charged four consumers excessive payment surcharges for payments... Read more
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Herald Sun
Naomi’s Red Balloon cops $43,200 fineby the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its paymen
Herald Sun / Posted 6 days ago
by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its payment surcharges to the correct amounts. ACCC deputy chair Dr Michael Schaper said businesses can only pass on to customers what it costs to accept the payment,... Read more
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Herald Sun
Red Balloon fined $43,200skydiving, paid the fee after receiving four infringement notices by the Austra
Herald Sun / Posted 6 days ago
skydiving, paid the fee after receiving four infringement notices by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC alleged that on March 31 and June 30, the company charged four customers “excessive payment surcharges” on... Read more
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The North West Star
Quad bike deaths “almost exclusively” agriculturethe $230 million Australian market in coming years, a new report says. The Aus
The North West Star / Posted 6 days ago
the $230 million Australian market in coming years, a new report says. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released an issues paper on quad bike usage, as part of fresh moves by the federal Coalition government, driven... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Naomi’s Red Balloon cops $43,200 fineby the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its paymen
Adelaide Now / Posted 6 days ago
by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its payment surcharges to the correct amounts. ACCC deputy chair Dr Michael Schaper said businesses can only pass on to customers what it costs to accept the payment,... Read more
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News.com.au
Red Balloon fined $43,200skydiving, paid the fee after receiving four infringement notices by the Austra
News.com.au / Posted 6 days ago
skydiving, paid the fee after receiving four infringement notices by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC alleged that on March 31 and June 30, the company charged four customers “excessive payment surcharges” on... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Naomi’s Red Balloon cops $43,200 fineby the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its paymen
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its payment surcharges to the correct amounts. ACCC deputy chair Dr Michael Schaper said businesses can only pass on to customers what it costs to accept the payment,... Read more
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News.com.au
Naomi’s Red Balloon cops $43,200 fineby the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its paymen
News.com.au / Posted 6 days ago
by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its payment surcharges to the correct amounts. ACCC deputy chair Dr Michael Schaper said businesses can only pass on to customers what it costs to accept the payment,... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Naomi’s Red Balloon cops $43,200 fineby the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its paymen
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 6 days ago
by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, since lowered its payment surcharges to the correct amounts. ACCC deputy chair Dr Michael Schaper said businesses can only pass on to customers what it costs to accept the payment,... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Tabcorp, Tatts deal ’will benefit public’the deal earlier this year, but was told by the Federal Court to carry out a se
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
the deal earlier this year, but was told by the Federal Court to carry out a second review following an appeal by the ACCC. Tabcorp and Tatts announced in October last year they were discussing a merger to form the second biggest gambling... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Tabcorp, Tatts deal ’will benefit public’the deal earlier this year, but was told by the Federal Court to carry out a se
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 7 days ago
the deal earlier this year, but was told by the Federal Court to carry out a second review following an appeal by the ACCC. Tabcorp and Tatts announced in October last year they were discussing a merger to form the second biggest gambling... Read more
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The Age
Red Balloon pays penalties for excessive credit card surchargesthese customers more than allowed under the law prohibiting excessive payment s
The Age / Posted 7 days ago
these customers more than allowed under the law prohibiting excessive payment surcharges on card transactions," said ACCC deputy chairman Dr Michael Schaper. "This provides that businesses can only pass on to customers what it costs to... Read more
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