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
Despite banging the drum for years over the unfairness of capital raisings, it is disappointing the way some mainstream media players still don’t understand some of the fundamentals of Australia’s anything-goes system. by Stephen Mayne
Large corporates will be asked to fork out for the lion’s share of costs under a user-pay model the federal government plans to introduce to fund the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s regulatory activities. by Eloise Keating
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