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Qld company fined $4.25m for encouraging clients to exploit the R&D tax offset scheme

A Queensland company that secured millions in tax refunds for clients by exploiting the R&D tax incentive program has been ordered by the Federal...

Federal Court finds waste management giant’s contracts with small businesses were unfair

Eight terms in the standard form contract used by JJ Richards & Sons to engage small businesses have been deemed unfair, and therefore void...

ACCC alleges online directory made small business pay for unwanted advertising

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking legal action against an online business directory provider, alleging unconscionable conduct that resulted in numerous...

Dallas Buyers Club case: iiNet to offer free legal services as details handover date approaches

iiNet will have to hand over customer information as a result of legal action taken by DBC and Voltage Pictures, and they’ve decided to offer pro-bono legal services to support alleged infringers.

Electronic Bazaar operator fined $100,000 for misleading customers

The operator of online electronics store Electronic Bazaar has been fined $100,000 for misleading customers regarding refunds and the liability for faulty goods.

AGL penalised $1 million for misleading discount claims

The South Australian arm of electricity retail giant AGL has been penalised over $1 million for misleading customers on the discounts they would receive under the company’s energy plans.

Spreets fined $600,000 for misleading customers

Popular discount coupon website Spreets has been fined $600,000 after the Federal Court found the company guilty of making false or misleading representations to consumers.

Business must focus on product safety

The competition watchdog has initiated proceedings against supermarket giant Woolworths, alleging it mislead customers over the safety of a range of products including chairs, matches and deep fryers.

Industry and Commerce guilty of misleading Australian SMBs

Industry and Commerce has been found guilty by The Federal Court of misleading local small businesses into signing up for its online business directory.

Free range eggs labelling “Cruel deception of consumers” court finds

Western Australian wholesalers C.I. & Co Pty Ltd, and Antonio Pisano and Anna Pisano have been found to have misled the public by labelling and selling cartons of eggs labelled 'free range' when a substantial proportion of the eggs were not free range.


Australia facing its worst economic contraction in history

The ABS confirmed Australia’s first recession since 1990 after recording two consecutive quarters of economic decline. After being hammered by the pandemic, bushfires and drought,...

Let’s Talk: Investing to Succeed

Figuring out where to best invest your time and money is a difficult task. As businesses scale, leaders’ daily tasks become more and more...

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment offered to Victorian workers living in NSW or SA

People who live in New South Wales and South Australia but work in Victoria are now eligible for a $1,500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment...

Afterpay doubles revenue and partners with Worldpay to go global

Despite the global economic slow-down, the shift to online spending and move from traditional forms of credit have boosted Afterpay’s position domestically and internationally. Afterpay...