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Legal Archives

Woolies’ PFD deal faces industry pressure as rivals band together

Food sector rivals create new industry body to campaign against proposed deal.

Federal Court backs Woolworths’ eco range, dismisses ACCC appeal

ACCC claims Woolies was in violation of consumer law rebuked.

Businesses confess $588 million in unpaid superannuation in return for amnesty

According to the ATO, about 24,000 employers came forward to disclose underpayments.

How to clean and disinfect after a COVID-19 case

What to do when you've had a confirmed case.
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South Australia to ban single-use plastics in 2021

Single-use plastics will be banned in South Australia, making it the first Australian state to introduce such a policy.

QLD wage theft bill passed despite industry concerns

Employers who intentionally siphon money from staff could face ten years prison.
Scott Morrison

Could JobKeeper be extended in Melbourne?

Government utilising ‘wait and see’ approach on financial support.
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Sydney Tools sues Total Tools over email hacking claims

Total Tools allegedly stole sensitive information about its competitor - a claim it denies.
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McDonald’s sues former chief executive

The fast-food chain trying to recover millions paid to fired CEO last year.
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Melbourne retailers brace for toughest restrictions yet

Experts weigh the possibility of a full shutdown under Stage 4 restrictions.

Kogan misled customers with tax-time promotion: ACCC

Online marketplace will be fined for jacking prices up and then offering discounts to customers.
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ACCC wants supermarkets to continue working together

The nation’s biggest supermarkets set to continue working together to overcome challenges associated with Covid-19.

Music licensor must come clean on fees: ACCC

The consumer watchdog will allow APRA to continue acting as a middle-player between businesses and artists.
Sandra Parker FWO

FWO will take industry, finance into account when calculating fines in 2021

"We will take account circumstances in considering our response," said the FWO.

Aldi loses legal battle against TWU

Long standing legal battle put to rest.

With governments getting tough, it’s high-time to fix payroll

Even the biggest retailers are putting their hands up.

What employers need to know: the legal risk of asking staff to work in smokey air

Employers should have in place measures to manage the risks to health and safety of working outdoors when air quality is...

Woolworths to “fully defend” class action over underpayments

Class action alleges that underpayment is much worse than $300 million estimate.

Franchisors could face penalties in new wage-theft laws

Franchisors liable for heavy fines and imprisonment under draft legislation.

Players queue to talk pharmacy deregulation

Chemist Warehouse urges government to drop restrictions.