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ACCC appeals court decision on Woolworths’ Select Eco range

The ACCC believes Woolworths did not have reasonable grounds to make claims about future matters concerning the compostability of its range.

Mitolo fined over unfair contracts

Australia’s largest potato wholesaler, Mitolo, has been fined $240,000 by the Federal Court over unfair contracts with its potato growers.

Consumer watchdog calls for new measures to combat Facebook and Google’s digital dominance

ACCC recommends changes to consumer law, to address huge inequalities in bargaining power between digital platforms and consumers.

Convenience group opposes raising legal age to buy tobacco

AACS chief says raising legal age will boost the black market and will cost jobs in the convenience industry.

Poll: Is Asahi takeover good or bad for Aussie beer market?

Do you think it’s OK for one company to control half of the market?

Wine industry reform needed for greater competition – ACCC

A low level of competition between winemakers buying grapes is leading to inefficient outcomes in production and pricing.

ACCC to review Carlton takeover

Asahi’s $16 billion takeover of Carlton & United Breweries would see the Japanese beverage giant control half the Australian beer market.

Woolworths wins case taken by ACCC over compostability of Select eco range

Court found that environmental claims made by Woolworths were not false or misleading.

Regardless of what the Federal Court says, you shouldn’t put ‘flushable’ wipes down the loo

Water industry has responded with disappointment to latest ruling in favour of Kimberly-Clark flushable wipes.

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