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Dairy inquiry highlights power imbalances in supply chain

Thursday, 30th Nov 2017
A mandatory code of conduct should be considered for the Australian dairy industry to address problems caused by bargaining power imbalances between processors and farmers, according to recommendations made by the ACCC in its interim report from its inquiry into the industry, published today.
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ACCC takes action against Ashley & Martin for alleged unfair contract terms

Wednesday, 29th Nov 2017
The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Ashley & Martin Pty Ltd (Ashley & Martin) alleging that clauses in its standard form contracts are unfair under the Australian Consumer Law and therefore void.
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7 practical tips to help you save water and money in your business

Tuesday, 28th Nov 2017
Most Australian businesses use water in some form or another—from a Melbourne café washing dishes in the kitchen to a farmer in rural NSW watering their crops.
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Fastway Couriers (Perth) pays penalty for alleged Franchising Code breach

Tuesday, 28th Nov 2017
West Aust Couriers Pty Ltd, trading as Fastway Couriers (Perth), has paid a $9,000 penalty after the ACCC issued an infringement notice for alleged non-compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct (Franchising Code).
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Don't pay for government grant information

Monday, 27th Nov 2017
Are you looking for a government grant to help fund your business? Don’t get caught out by scams and paying for access to government grant information.
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Albury-Wodonga businesses undergo check from workplace regulator

Thursday, 23rd Nov 2017
Businesses across Albury-Wodonga are being audited by the workplace regulator with the Fair Work Ombudsman this week making unannounced visits to approximately 60 establishments in the region.
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Are you paying too much for your business's energy?

Thursday, 23rd Nov 2017
These tips could help you could negotiate a cheaper option on your business’s energy contract.
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Finder.com.au penalised for misleading consumers

Wednesday, 22nd Nov 2017
Hive Empire Pty Limited, trading as finder.com.au (Finder), has paid a penalty of $10,800 following the issue of an infringement notice by the ACCC for alleged false or misleading claims about the number of health insurance policies it compares.
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