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A new accord to protect garment workers is in effect. Here’s what’s in it

The agreement replaces the landmark Bangladesh Accord implemented after a building collapse killed more than 1100 garmen...

Business leaders call on premiers to stick with National Plan

A number of Premiers have indicated they may back out of the plan on public health grounds, something which could cause ...

Crocs claims Rivers stole its famous sandal design

US sandal brand Crocs is taking Mosaic Brands’ Rivers to court over a perceived infringement on the trademark of its fam...

Australia considering new laws for Apple, Google, WeChat digital wallets

An Australian report recommended the government be given the power to designate tech companies as payment providers, cla...

7-Eleven’s $98m class action settlement: massive payout revealed

At the time the retailer confirmed a series of mediations in June had led to the agreement.

New retail rules announced for high-risk NSW areas

New rules take effect from midnight Sunday in NSW covering the types of retailer allowed to let customers shop in-store ...

New Balance targets Michael Kors for trademark infringement

“Customer confusion is a near certainty because the Michael Kors N design appears in a virtually identical commercial co...

Decathlon fined $1.5 million for breaking consumer law

The Federal Court handed down the ruling, according to the ACCC after the business failed to include relevant safety lab...

FWO reveals four-tiered system for mandatory vaccinations in workplaces

The federal government has maintained its position that vaccination will generally be voluntary for Australians.

Retailers once again seeking clarity as ACT enters lockdown

Only 'essential' businesses can operate through click-and-collect in the ACT, but the Government has done little to defi...

5 e-commerce experts weigh in on the ACCC’s marketplace inquiry

We asked some of Australia's most experienced online retailers about the issues surrounding online marketplaces.

Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: Who’s liable, and for what?

On Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison placed the onus on businesses, essentially saying employers can make vaccinatio...

China’s Shein lacks disclosures, made false statements about factories

Shein, the fast-growing Chinese online retailer, has not made public disclosures about working conditions along its supp...

France rolls out vaccination requirement. Here’s what it means for you

As the Delta strain of Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, some governments are making proof of vaccination o...

Marketplaces face probe as ACCC continues to review digital platforms

Amazon, Catch, Ebay and Kogan are under the regulatory spotlight as the ACCC continues its five-year investigation into ...

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