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Transport Workers Union wins enforceable rates

Decision described as a ‘massive victory’ for the thousands of couriers who have been part of the TWU’s Fight for 40 cam...

Global probe launched into supply-chain cartel conduct

Cartel conduct harms consumers by preventing businesses from providing quality services at better prices.

Victoria, NSW ease Covid restrictions impacting retailers

Density increase in hospitality venues, no check-in at supermarkets and retail venues although indoor face mask rules ar...

ACCC clears the way for Wesfarmers to acquire Priceline parent

In talking with stakeholders, the ACCC found few concerns about potential market disruption because there are a large nu...

McDonald’s faces massive court claim over ‘shameful’ worker treatment

Case described as the biggest of its kind in Australian history, and “a groundbreaking moment for some of the most vulne...

What global brands need to know about New York’s Fashion Sustainability Act

The law, if it is passed, would impact nearly every international fashion brand, from luxury ones like Gucci, to fast fa...

“It’s disappointing”: Why retailers should do more to tackle modern slavery

Monash University reported last year that more than a third of mandatory modern slavery reports were unsatisfactory. So,...

We’re witnessing one of the worst policy failures in Australia’s history

Australians are getting a stark reminder about how value is actually created in an economy, and how supply chains truly ...

Nike sues Lululemon over Mirror Home Gym

Nike, based in Beaverton, Oregon, is seeking triple damages for Lululemon's alleged wilful infringement, and a variety o...

Meta’s Facebook pockets stolen cash in Ads scam, leaving vendors fleeced

In a sophisticated Facebook Ads scam, hackers are taking over legitimate accounts and launching retail campaigns selling...

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.
Volkswagen

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.