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TPG in hot water with regulator over $20 fee

TPG in hot water with regulator over $20 fee

David Teoh’s TPG Telecom is being taken to court over concerns it has made millions of dollars by keeping prepayments made by customers.

  • by Jennifer Duke

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ACCC cracks down on big end of town for unfair contracts and calls for tough penalties
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ACCC cracks down on big end of town for unfair contracts and calls for tough penalties

Some of Australia's biggest businesses have been slapped down by the ACCC for imposing unfair contract terms on small businesses.

  • by Cara Waters
Consumers key to watchdog's competition actions - and that won't change
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Consumers key to watchdog's competition actions - and that won't change

A global debate over the role of competition regulators won't alter the ACCC's approach.

  • by Emma Koehn
We're paying $834 million more for health insurance but getting less
Healthcare

We're paying $834 million more for health insurance but getting less

Australians are spending more on private health insurance but getting less coverage overall. Here's why.

  • by Esther Han
More than 4000 Australians apply for compensation in Western Union fraud
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More than 4000 Australians apply for compensation in Western Union fraud

The global fraud syndicate targeted victims through money transfers.

Draft energy law sets off alarm over Frydenberg's power to break up companies
AGL Energy

Draft energy law sets off alarm over Frydenberg's power to break up companies

Leaked document shows Treasurer seeks the personal power to force big energy retailers to sell their assets.

  • by David Crowe
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'Bankers need to look in the mirror': Sims slams bankers' ethics
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'Bankers need to look in the mirror': Sims slams bankers' ethics

Australia's bankers have been warned that if they put profits before ethics they are in the wrong game.

  • by Sarah Danckert
Competition regulator gives green light to Nine-Fairfax merger
ACCC

Competition regulator gives green light to Nine-Fairfax merger

The competition regulator will not stand in the way of Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax Media's plans to create a cross-platform media company.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Telcos' 5G networks could 'bypass' NBN, says competition regulator
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Telcos' 5G networks could 'bypass' NBN, says competition regulator

The introduction of ultra-high speed 5G mobile networks is likely to see some telecommunications companies attempt to “bypass” the NBN.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Frenemies, facebook and your favourite idea from a rival: media CEOs open up
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Frenemies, facebook and your favourite idea from a rival: media CEOs open up

An exclusive survey of 14 media chiefs reveals their biggest challenges, greatest opportunities and favourite things their rivals do.

  • by Jennifer Duke
'Witch hunt': Retailer slams ACCC after fine for Chinese-made ugg boots
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'Witch hunt': Retailer slams ACCC after fine for Chinese-made ugg boots

An ugg boot retailer paid fines of over $25,000 but denied it misled customers about its made-in-china footwear, and accused the consumer watchdog of "bullying".

  • by Jenny Noyes