Prime Minister Tony Abbott has delayed making a final decision on whether or not to introduce an effects test into Australian competition law in order to prevent a potential cabinet split. by Broede Carmody and Renee Thompson
Franchising experts have labelled the 7-Eleven financial arrangements with franchisees as “unusual” in the wake of serious allegations of employee underpayments and a cover-up by head office. by Broede Carmody
A five-year legal battle involving an importer of haircare products has come to an end, with the full court of the Federal Court of Australia ruling Dateline Imports breached Australian law by suggesting one of its products did not contain formaldehyde. by Broede Carmody
The prospect of the goods and services tax being raised as a way of paying for income tax cuts has been canvassed by finance minister Mathias Cormann, who has indicated spending cuts alone would not be enough to fund income tax reductions. by Renee Thompson
Providers of online, payday and peer-to-peer loans for small businesses say they are increasingly concerned that the lack of regulation of their sector could see a few bad apples destroy it. by Neil Slonim
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