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todayFriday, 1 August 2014

Importer of hair care products found to have misled consumers; Aussie app economy booming; Midday Roundup

An importer of hair care products has been found by the Federal Court to have made false and misleading representations about one of its hair straightening products. by Broede Carmody and Kirsten Robb
 

Pearl company charged two years after diver died on their second day on the job

A Western Australian pearl company has been charged by Worksafe with one count of failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment, two years after the death of one of its divers. by Kirsten Robb
 

yesterdayThursday, 31 July 2014

“A lot more companies will go to the wall”: warning as major solar developer collapses

One of the major players in the Australian solar industry has collapsed into administration, the latest victim of a “roller coaster” market. by Cara Waters
 

Former employee files Fair Work claim over Frances Abbott’s scholarship investigation

A former employee of the Whitehouse Institute of Design has filed a legal claim following the fallout over the award of a scholarship to the Prime Minister’s daughter. by Cara Waters
 

"Fait accompli": Court orders compensation for employee with heart condition told to look for alternative work

A safety equipment company has been forced to compensate an employee with a heart condition after it told him to look for alternative work. by Kirsten Robb
 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Dating website OKCupid admits to ‘experimenting’ on users: When is it OK to use your customers as lab rats?

All is fair in love and war, according to online dating service OKCupid, which this week owned up to “experimenting” on its users. by Eloise Keating
 

Air conditioning installer fined $120,000 for failing to supply goods and services

The Melbourne Magistrates Court has ordered an air conditioning and heating business to pay the maximum possible penalty for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law. by Andrew Sadauskas
 

Dan Murphy’s found not liable for death at work Christmas party

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has found a Dan Murphy’s employee was “on a frolic of her own” when she suffered fatal injuries at a work Christmas party. by Cara Waters
 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Melbourne recruitment firm pays $11,000 in damages for using unlicensed Microsoft Office

An unnamed recruitment firm in Melbourne has paid $11,190 to settle a copyright breach claim with industry advocacy group the Software Alliance (BSA), for the use of unlicensed Microsoft Office software. by Kirsten Robb
 
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