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Misleading conduct at top of SMEs’ list of concerns: ACCC

Misleading conduct by other businesses continues to be at the top of the list of concerns among the SMEs that are contacting the competition...
Rich Lister Zhenya Tsvetnenko attempts backdoor listing on ASX for online marketing firm Mpire Media

Rich Lister Zhenya Tsvetnenko charged by US authorities over alleged involvement in “multimillion-dollar” text message fraud

Perth-based Rich Lister Zhenya Tsvetnenko has stepped down from positions at two companies he founded, days after US authorities charged the technology entrepreneur over...
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ACCC clears the way for Metcash to buy Home Timber and Hardware from Woolworths

A potential merger of the Mitre 10 and Home Timber and Hardware (HTHG) brands is one step closer after the competition watchdog today revealed...

Street Swags founder Jean Madden charged with fraud after allegedly raking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in unauthorised expenses

Social entrepreneur Jean Madden will face court early next month after Queensland police charged her with one count of fraud for allegedly acting "dishonestly"...
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Arnott’s calls in lawyers to stop Streets from selling mint slice flavoured ice-cream: Can the biscuit giant succeed?

Ice-cream maker Streets is embroiled in a legal conflict with Arnott’s after a partnership aimed at launching a joint ice-cream product fell through. The biscuit...

Fair Work Ombudsman slaps $21,000 fine on business that claimed worker “ate too much food”

A Queensland restaurant has been fined $21,000 dollars by the Fair Work Ombudsman after underpaying a foreign worker and refusing to repay her because...
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What other industries can learn from the failures of greyhound racing

By Roger Burritt, University of Kassel and Katherine Christ, University of South Australia Those in the greyhound racing industry were surprised by Premier of New South...

Training provider fined $18,000 after taking cash from small businesses and leaving them high and dry

A Brisbane woman has been fined a cumulative $18,000 for charging small businesses for training workshops but never providing the service. Sole proprietor Helen Kathryne...
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Ford accused of forcing customers to sign confidentiality agreements for trade ins of cars with PowerShift transmissions

Car manufacturer Ford is facing allegations it forced customers to sign confidentiality agreements when they attempted to trade-in Ford cars that contained allegedly faulty...
ACCC fines Kogan $32,400 for Father’s Day promotions

ACCC warns SMEs about website charging up to $700 for access to government grants that are not available

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned small businesses to steer clear of Australian Business Funding Centre Pty Ltd, a service that claims to...
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