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$5 million to help Aussie innovations move towards commercial reality

Monday, 7th Aug 2017
A process to convert waste plastics into fuel and chemicals, a fashion fitting solution for online shoppers and a new energy storage system are among eight Australian innovations to share in $5 million from the Accelerating Commercialisation element under the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.
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Former NAB adviser charged with forging documents

Friday, 4th Aug 2017
Mr Shane Thompson, of New Gisborne, Victoria, has appeared in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court on two charges brought by ASIC that he forged financial planning documents.
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Holden undertakes to comply with consumer guarantees

Thursday, 3rd Aug 2017
The ACCC has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from GM Holden Ltd (Holden), which commits Holden to comply with its consumer guarantee obligations under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and adopt recommendations from the recent ACL review.
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QBE refunds $15.9 million in add-on insurance premiums

Wednesday, 2nd Aug 2017
QBE Insurance (Australia) Ltd (QBE) will refund more than 35,000 add-on insurance customers up to $15.9 million they paid for insurance bought through car dealerships where the insurance provided little or no benefit.
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Workshops to help Victorian businesses get ahead

Wednesday, 2nd Aug 2017
Small Business Festival Victoria is on again during August and September. This year is bigger and better than ever with over 500 events held across regional Victoria and metro-Melbourne.
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ACCC invites feedback on NBN Co’s revised Special Access Undertaking variation

Wednesday, 2nd Aug 2017
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today published a consultation paper inviting submissions on NBN Co’s revised variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU).
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Banks to overhaul consumer credit insurance sales processes

Tuesday, 1st Aug 2017
ASIC has brought together representatives from the banking industry and consumer advocates to improve outcomes for consumer credit insurance, with the establishment of a Consumer Credit Insurance (CCI) Working Group.
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Sushi operator allegedly underpaid vulnerable workers in regional NSW

Tuesday, 1st Aug 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of three ‘Tokyo Sushi’ outlets in NSW for allegedly underpaying workers more than $70,000.
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