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Cafe & Cake chain caught underpaying foreign staff

The franchisor of the 85 Degrees café brand in Taiwan, underpaid eight Taiwanese students $429,393 over a period of just...

European regulators declare mealworms safe food for humans

Announcement described as a major step forward for the industry.

IGA franchisee taken to court over non-compliance

The move comes after FWO had earlier investigated S & L Lenz Pty Ltd over allegations of the mistreatment of a former em...

Product Recall: Woolworths Macro Natural Almond, Brazil & Cashew Spread

Product recalled product due to undeclared peanuts.
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Ombudsman hits out at Woolies’ “opportunistic” PFD takeover

Small business ombudsman warns the takeover could lead to significant job losses.
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SC Johnson wins court battle over Raid TVC

Judge throws out claim of misleading product claims.
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Jeff Kennett joins Coles as independent arbiter

Coles recruits former state premier as its independent arbiter.

[Updated] China to impose anti-dumping duties on Australian wine imports

Australia’s trade minister Simon Birmingham called the tariffs unjustifiable.

Treasury Wine Estates to focus on other markets after sudden Chinese levy

The company expects demand for its products to be "extremely limited" following the levy.

Amazon, AliExpress, Catch and eBay sign online product safety pledge

The ACCC’s Australian Product Safety Pledge aims to protect consumers from unsafe goods.

Amazon, AliExpress, Catch and eBay sign online product safety pledge

With the meteoric growth seen in the e-commerce market in 2020, four of Australia’s largest online players have signed o...
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Bega to buy Kirin’s Lion Dairy & Drinks business

Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings has reportedly entered into a deal to sell its Lion Dairy & Drinks subsidiary in Australi...
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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay US$120m damages in baby powder case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay out $120 million to a cancer patient who blames her illness on asbestos in the...
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Peters to be prosecuted over illegal ice-cream distribution contract

The ACCC is prosecuting Peters Ice Cream for alleged anticompetitive conduct in the route trade.

Seafood Australia launches campaign to boost sales of local fish

Seafood Industry Australia has launched a marketing campaign ‘Easy As’ to boost sales of local fish, and introduced a fl...