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Consumer protection laws need an overhaul for the digital age: CPRC

According to the CPRC, laws and regulations made decades ago are struggling to keep up with the breadth of options now a...

Competition litigator Gina Cass-Gottlieb to replace Rod Sims as ACCC chair

The appointment will see Cass-Gottlieb become the first female chair of the competition and consumer regulator, taking o...

Booktopia misled consumers on refunds for damaged, faulty items: ACCC

Booktopia is being taken to Federal Court after an ACCC investigation found it had misled consumers about their rights i...

Australia to regulate crypto and BNPL in payments overhaul

Australia will also broaden its payment laws to cover online transaction providers like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

FWO takes Coles to court over alleged $115m in underpayments

Last year Coles said it had underpaid workers by around $20 million – the FWO thinks otherwise.

NSW ‘to hit the underground’ to catch wayward liquor-delivery services

“We will be testing those requirements – just like a minor or intoxicated person might do – to make sure that the legisl...

India police charge Amazon execs in alleged marijuana smuggling case

Police did not disclose how many executives were charged.
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High Court decision on $125m fine for Volkswagen is a shot at greenwashers

The $125 million fine is the largest penalty ever imposed on a company in Australia for misleading consumers.

Facebook changes name to Meta as it refocuses on virtual reality

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the new name reflected its work investing in the metaverse, rather than its namesake social med...

Woolworths Group sets vaccine mandate across business

Woolworths chief executive Brad Banducci said the business has an obligation to keep its staff safe.

Australia tables laws to allow switch to online AGMs permanently

A bill, which has been criticised by shareholder groups, was introduced in parliament on Wednesday.

Five U.S. lawmakers accuse Amazon of possibly lying to Congress

"Credible reporting" in several news outlets "directly contradicts the sworn testimony and representations of Amazon's t...

Woolworths settles 2019 class action over underpaying staff

The total payment under the class action settlement will land at an estimated $50 million.

Culture Kings’ owner slashes expectations ahead of IPO

Under the new range, the IPO could bring in between US$105 and US$122 million.

New Zealand case against Bunnings’ pricing dismissed

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has seen its case against Bunnings Warehouse thrown out, after alleging had misled cus...

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