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UltraTune penalty put in reverse; record penalties for vocational course provider; and ACCC's coal cartel appeal comes cascading down
Insight 30 Sep 2019

UltraTune penalty put in reverse In January this year, Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd was fined $2.6 million for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct, and for making false or misleading ...

The Launches and Returns Act: one of the most significant updates to the Space Activities Act since its implementation
Insight 26 Sep 2019

On 31 August 2018, the Space Activities Act 1998 (Cth) ( Space Activities Act ) was amended by the Space Activities Amendment (Launches & Return) Act 2018 (Cth). In light of the newly formed ...

ASIC's latest Corporate Plan continues focus on corporate culture; ASX clamps down on 'ramping' announcements; FIRB reveals closer scrutiny of data acquisitions; and other corporate law developments
Insight 18 Sep 2019

ASIC continues to focus on corporate culture, and proposes restrictions on OTC binary options and CFDs; ASX clamps down on 'ramping' announcements and issues of loyalty securities; FIRB takes a ...

ACCC contemplates broader powers; new guidance on the IP exemption repeal; and the final word on foreign currency conversion services
Insight 09 Sep 2019

Enforcing the issue: Rod Sims contemplates broader powers ACCC Chairman Rod Sims covered a range of topics in his recent speech to the annual Law Council of Australia Competition Law Workshop, ...

Mind your followers' social media manners
Insight 28 Aug 2019

In a recent decision , the NSW Supreme Court, found that a company can be considered a publisher of allegedly defamatory comments posted by members of the public on its Facebook page. This puts the ...

Federal Court imposes $34.5 million penalty on shipping cartel participant; ACCC commences inquiry into Murray Darling basin; and Europcar fined for excessive card surcharges
Insight 23 Aug 2019

Shipping company K-Line docked $34.5 million for cartel conduct The largest criminal fine ever awarded under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (the CCA ) has been imposed on global shippi ...

From lab to pasture to plate - amendments to the National Gene Technology Scheme
Insight 12 Aug 2019

As gene technologies advance, regulatory certainty is paramount. The Federal Government has amended the scheme that regulates the release of genetically modified organisms into the environment in a ...

Will the Australian food regulator change its tuna?
Insight 12 Aug 2019

From milk to meat and from chicken to tuna, the global animal-based food industry has been asking 'what's in a name?' in the context of the policy debate over the regulation of vegan alternatives t ...

Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report calls for sweeping reforms; first ACCC merger authorisation; and the latest on ACCC concerns about the wine industry
Insight 07 Aug 2019

First ACCC Merger Authorisation ASX-listed AP Eagers Limited ( AP Eagers ) has secured the first merger authorisation from the ACCC under the new laws in relation to its proposed acquisition of ...

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