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ACCC clears Woolworths acquisition of MyDeal

ACCC clears Woolworths acquisition of MyDeal

Following an extensive review, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it will not oppose Woolworths’ proposed acquisition of MyDeal. The competition regulator concluded that both b...
McDonald’s faces ‘mega’ $250 million backpay claim in Federal Court
South Australia set to extend Sunday retail trading hours
Major retail chains yield to consumer pressure over facial scans
Amazon targets fraudsters posting fake reviews on social media

Legal Archives

Redbubble may appeal court order to pay Hells Angels for using logo

Redbubble has been ordered to fork out $78,000 to the Hells Angels for using its logo without permission, the second cop...

Why Amazon’s offer to change the way it uses seller data is a big deal

Amazon has offered to change the way it operates in the hope of settling a long-running antitrust investigation by the E...

Retailers welcome Queensland’s single-use plastics ban

From September 1 next year, the government has banned cotton buds with plastic stems, heavy-weight plastic bags, plastic...

Uber, TWU set the bar for gig workers in landmark pact

Months of negotiations between Uber Australia and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) have resulted in a landmark agreemen...

Choice lodges OAIC complaint over ‘intrusive’ facial recognition technology

Privacy regulator reviewing The Good Guys, Bunnings, and Kmart practice of photographing and storing facial impressions ...

Shein sued for US$100 million by artist over ‘stolen’ design

The filing includes a comparison of her artwork and a wall hanging sold by Shein that appears to feature an exact replic...

Facing up: Choice reveals retailers scanning customer ‘faceprints’ on entry

Kmart, The Good Guys and Bunnings were found to use facial recognition technology to identify customers who enter stores...

Minimum wage boost may push some retailers over the edge, says ARA

The increase will come into effect from July 1 for most workers while certain industries such as aviation, tourism and h...

Mastercard faces court over anti-competitive deals with major retailers

“Mastercard’s alleged conduct meant that businesses did not receive the full benefit of the increased competition that w...

NSW retailers using single-use plastic bags to face fines from next week

“This single step will remove 2.7 billion items of plastic waste from our environment over the next 20 years.”

Major US retailers sign charter to end racial bias in retail environments

Calla Rongerude, director of Open to All, said the study "underscored the pervasiveness of unfair treatment" of BIPOC sh...

Apparel retailer Tiger Mist fined for misleading consumers over returns

Consumers have the same rights whether they make a purchase online or in-store, the ACCC confirms.

DoorDash, TWU sign industry-first agreement on gig economy principles

Major gig economy providers like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Deliveroo operate under a independent contractor model, where ...

ACCC raises concerns about Australian online marketplaces

The consumer watchdog says online marketplaces have a ‘high level of control and involvement’ in transactions between co...

Trivago fined $44.7 million for misleading travellers

The court found the company guilty of deceiving consumers by misrepresenting hotel room rates on its website and in TV a...