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Tag Archives: ACCC

ACCC blocks TPG merger with Vodafone; share prices crash due to government blunder

Australia’s competition watchdog has rejected a proposed merger between mobile phone and internet providers Vodafone Hutchison Australia (Vodafone) and TPG. The announcement was made earlier this evening, after the government inadvertently – it seems – published the news on its mergers register before the stock market closed, sending share prices …

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ACCC puts telcos ‘On Notice’ over false and misleading advertising after ‘Unlimited’ Plans

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chair Rod Sims has put telecommunications companies ‘On Notice’ over to any false or misleading advertising. The ACCC foreshadowed telcos will be subject to either much higher penalties for future breaches or possible court action for any executives who knowingly approve misleading advertisements brought …

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Apple now the sole target for Australian banking collective seeking equitable access to mobile payments

We originally reported on how some of Australia’s largest banking institutions, including CBA, Westpac, and Bendigo Bank, had sought permission from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to enter into a collective negotiation and boycott of “all mobile payment/wallet services”. Subsequent to that the ACCC provided a temporary judgment refusing …

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