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Showpo sues online retailer over claims customer database was misused

Former Smart50 finalist Showpo is suing its former graphic designer and online clothing store Black Swallow, alleging the designer unlawfully obtained a customer database...
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Seven newsreader brings unfair dismissal claim: What are your obligations to staff on parental leave?

Businesses are urged to remember that communication is key when it comes to managing staff on parental leave, with reports that an unfair dismissal...
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Restaurant forced to issue Facebook apology for refusing to allow a deaf man to dine with his assistance dog

A Brisbane restaurant has been ordered to apologise on Facebook after it stopped a customer from dining with his hearing assistance dog in June. The...
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Shopping centre photography business fined $1.1 million for targeting vulnerable consumers

A photography business that sold baby and child portraits in shopping centres around the country has been ordered to refund all of its customers...

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Former Noodle Box franchisee faces court over allegations of illegal phoenix activity

A former Noodle Box franchisee has appeared in court on two charges of fraudulent conduct in relation to allegations of illegal phoenix activity, following...
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ACCC takes business directory ABG Pages to court over claims small businesses were misled and pressured into signing contracts

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated proceedings in the Federal Court against business directory service provider ABG Pages, which the watchdog alleges...
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Woolworths case loss raises questions about the ACCC’s supermarket strategy

By Alexandra Merrett, University of Melbourne Last week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) lost a Federal Court case. It was trying to prove that...
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Woolworths Mind the Gap policy not “unconscionable”: Where does that leave small grocery suppliers?

Business groups are pessimistic about the future for small supermarket suppliers after the Federal Court ruled Woolworths did not engage in unconscionable conduct with suppliers...
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Could Aussie businesses be facing $10 million penalties for breaching consumer law?

Businesses that are found to have breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) could be hit with penalties of at least $10 million, under one...
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Rich Lister Harry Triguboff vows to fight ACCC claims against Meriton

Property mogul Harry Triguboff has hit out at the national consumer watchdog, vowing to defend his company against claims that it misled members of the...
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