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Crocmedia bitten by $24,000 fine for “exploitative” treatment of interns

Media company Crocmedia, owned by well-known journalist and businessman Craig Hutchison, has been fined $24,000 over the “exploitative” treatment of two of its interns. by Kirsten Robb
 

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Yeast and desist: Pizza Hut forced to pull Vegemite pizza ads for “legal reasons”

Pizza Hut Australia has been forced to remove advertising material for its latest promotion, after the parent company of Vegemite objected to the unauthorised use of the iconic spread’s name and logo. by Eloise Keating
 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Mortgage broker faces court over alleged Myra Financial Services $110 million fraud

A woman charged over alleged involvement in one of Australia’s largest home loan frauds faced court in Melbourne yesterday. by Cara Waters
 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Rubbery patents: Ansell and Durex in condom legal battle Down Under

Two of the world’s largest condom makers will fight out a patent legal battle in Australian courts this year over the rights to a “natural feeling” non-latex condom. by Kirsten Robb
 

Friday, 23 January 2015

Bakery investigated for “religious discrimination” after refusing to ice homophobic slurs on bible cakes

A bakery in the United States is being investigated for potential discrimination after it refused to ice cakes for a customer with the words “God hates gays”. by Broede Carmody
 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Australia Post's sneeze allegation leaves tribunal cold in warehouse worker's compo claim

An Australia Post worker’s bid for compensation can proceed after the mail carrier failed to convince the Administrative Appeals Tribunal the worker’s back injury was the result of a “sneezing fit”. by Eloise Keating
 

Nespresso roasted over patents by smaller competitors

Nespresso is facing a legal battle in France with one its smaller competitors that claims it lost millions of dollars in revenue when the coffee giant modified its machines to jam when the products of other companies were used. by Kirsten Robb
 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Small business hit by $500,000 invoice scam: ACCC issues warning

The ACCC is warning small businesses not to fall for an email invoice scam that swindled one small business owner out of $500,000. by Eloise Keating
 

Homeopath fires back at the ACCC after Federal Court decision on vaccination articles

An online homeopathy store has accused the ACCC of “moving the goalposts” after the Federal Court found the company had engaged in misleading conduct. by Andrew Sadauskas
 
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