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has julie bishop accidentally declared war on new zealand?




has australia just declared war on brave little new zealand, or at the least, its opposition labour party?is australia's opposition leader, bill shorten, the southern hemisphere's version of wicked vladmir putin, using "foreign powers" for his own ends?'get it replaced': accc issues warning over tak...



carmakers refitting vehicles with faulty takata airbags: choice




consumer watchdog choice says five carmakers have been refitting recalled cars with dodgy takata airbags. five major carmakers have been accused of refitting vehicles with potentially faulty airbags without the knowledge of owners.consumer watchdog choice says vehicles toyota, mazda, lexus, bmw and ...



liberal mp ann sudmalis scrambling to confirm uk citizenship status




another coalition mp is facing questions about her entitlement to dual citizenship, fairfax media can reveal, with liberal ann sudmalis urgently seeking to clarify her status.as the citizenship crisis engulfing the federal parliament deepens, and coming just a day after deputy prime minister barna...



tech supplier msy fined $750,000 for misleading customers




computer sales company msy technology has been fined for the second time in six years over misleading customers about their rights.the accc, australia's consumer watchdog, took msy to the federal court over allegations the company made false or misleading representations on its website and in ora...



prices have improved, but the gas market is still broken, accc finds




despite ongoing reforms, the east coast gas market is still in a bind, a new gas report by the australian competition and consumer commission has found.“progress has been made on repairing it, but it is not fixed,” accc chairman rod sims said. australia's gas market is still too tight for comfor...



sterlite power bags $47mn order from gs s korea for heavy duty conductors




sterlite power on thursday said it has received an order of usd 47 million from gs s korea for the supply of high-performance conductor (accc). this is the largest ever global order for accc in this region... significantly, we were the first player to pioneer this technology in india in 2011," said ...



racing may appeal green light for merger




 victorian racing bodies are undecided if they will back crownbet and the accc in appealing the australian competition tribunal's approval of the $11 billion tabcorp and tatts merger.crownbet and the accc announced this week they will appeal at the tribunal's decision to green light in the deal, bu...



tabcorp takes tatts bid to australian competition tribunal




wagering and poker machine company tabcorp has sought approval from the australian competition tribunal (act) to go ahead with its $11 billion merger with tatts group.tabcorp wants to take the proposed merger to the act after the australian competition and consumer commission (accc) identified compe...



misuse of market power laws 'almost unusable', accc chairman rod sims says




rod sims, chair of the accc photo: jessica hromasthe competition tsar has warned that current laws are "almost unusable" in preventing misuse of market power by dominant corporations.the australian competition and consumer commission, independent supermarkets, the government, the greens and nick x...



misuse of market power laws 'almost unusable', accc chairman rod sims says




rod sims, chair of the accc photo: jessica hromasthe competition tsar has warned that current laws are "almost unusable" in preventing misuse of market power by dominant corporations.the australian competition and consumer commission, independent supermarkets, the government, the greens and nick x...



faulty airbags: is your car affected by the takata recall?




toyota, honda and bmw are just some of the car manufacturers affected by the takata airbag recall. according to consumer watchdog choice more than two-thirds of cars affected by the takata recall have not had the potentially faulty airbags replaced. others have been replaced with the same defective...



missed call? australian phones 'flooded' by 'wangiri' scam




australian phones are being "flooded" with so-called wangiri fraud calls, according to the australian competition and consumer commission (accc).named after a japanese word which loosely translates to "one ring and cut", wangiri calls involve users receiving a mysterious missed call from overseas nu...



mysterious missed call? australian phones 'flooded' by 'wangiri' scam




australian phones are being "flooded" with so-called wangiri fraud calls, according to the australian competition and consumer commission (accc).named after a japanese word which loosely translates to "one ring and cut", wangiri calls involve users receiving a mysterious missed call from overseas nu...



vodafone legal action poses threat to mobile investment certainty




vodafone's legal action against the competition watchdog's draft domestic mobile roaming decision could delay the final outcome for some time and, in the process, deny telstra and optus the certainty they seek to roll out infrastructure. the australian competition and consumer commission will ...



caltex purchase of petrol discounter falls foul of accc




petroleum retailer and refiner caltex australia's planned purchase of a chain of independent petrol stations in victoria has run into competition concerns with the consumer watchdog, the accc, warning the move could lead to motorists paying more for their petrol.and with the proposed $1.8 billion ...



nbn to undergo scrutiny as regulator opens up discussion paper




telecommunications companies are able to have their say about the national broadband network, including whether it should be required to provide compensation and rebates when problems occur.the australian competition and consumer commission (accc) has released a discussion paper about the service l...



mega-milk deal sparks accc concern for farmers




but the accc statements seems like more of a temporary roadblock to the deal than a permanent prohibition, because the regulator specified its concerns related "solely" in relation to mg's koroit plant.the accc said that if saputo did not obtain the koroit dairy plant it would likely be bought by an...



accc applies for federal court review of tabcorp-tatts merger




an $11 billion merger of two of australia's biggest gaming companies, tabcorp and tatts, is facing a legal challenge from the national competition watchdog.the massive merger proposal last month won crucial regulatory approval in the australian competition tribunal, in a decision that angered riva...



esso-bhp gas production drop to be examined by accc




the competition watchdog will demand esso and bhp billiton explain in more detail why gas supplies from its bass strait joint venture will decline sharply next year amid concerns the nation is "being held to ransom".there are also calls for acting resources minister barnaby joyce to make public a ...



esso-bhp gas production drop to be examined by accc




the competition watchdog will demand esso and bhp billiton explain in more detail why gas supplies from its bass strait joint venture will decline sharply next year amid concerns the nation is "being held to ransom".there are also calls for acting resources minister barnaby joyce to make public a ...



accc approves gas pricing tie-ups to help ease energy crisis




the australian competition and consumer commission has given gas companies greater trading and pricing powers in western australia and the northern territory to provide more gas for the east coast.the accc will allow two nt gas companies to jointly market and price their gas and let chevron, inpex, ...



presstv-australians sue apple for refusing to repair error




hundreds of australian consumers are suing us apple company for violating consumer rights by allegedly refusing to look at or repair some ipads and iphones previously serviced by a third party.australia’s consumer watchdog agency, the competition and consumer commission (accc), announced on thursd...



victorian gas prices may fall as bhp and esso split gas sales




gas prices in victoria may soon fall after bhp and esso ended a 48-year-old gas marketing joint venture in victoria's gippsland basin amid pressure from the competition watchdog.the companies on monday said they had agreed to sell their gas from the region separately from 2019. bhp and esso's oil r...



apple sued by australian regulators over bricked iphones




the australian competition and consumer commission (accc) is suing apple over a software update last year that bricked the phones of several customers who had previously had a cracked screen or touch id button fixed at a third-party repair shop. the accc seems to think that the update was at least p...



watchdog whacks woolies for allegedly false biodegradability claims




woolworths has come under fire from the national consumer watchdog over the supermarket giant's claims that its disposable "eco" picnic wear is biodegradable.the australian competition and consumer commission on friday took action against woolworths in the federal court, alleging its biodegradable w...