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Open markets must benefit consumers or distrust will grow

Friday, 21st Jul 2017
Markets must work in favour of consumers and the public must be convinced of the benefits of competition or distrust in the market mechanism can grow, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chair Rod Sims warned today.
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The Rental Guys refund more than $100,000 to vulnerable consumers

Thursday, 20th Jul 2017
The Rental Guys has paid $100,000 to regional customers after ASIC found they failed to meet their responsible lending obligations when renting white goods and furniture.
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ASIC permanently bans Gold Coast financial adviser

Thursday, 20th Jul 2017
ASIC has permanently banned Gold Coast based financial adviser Mr Satvir Singh Birk from providing financial services.
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Defend your intellectual property

Thursday, 20th Jul 2017
Do you have an intellectual property (IP) dispute? The IP Mediation Referral Service can assist you!
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Empowering consumers through open banking

Thursday, 20th Jul 2017
The Turnbull Government will seek advice on implementing an open banking system regime in Australia, and examine how such a framework can help boost competition and innovation in financial services for the benefit of Australian customers and businesses.
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Pull up your socks, but don't claim them

Wednesday, 19th Jul 2017
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is increasing attention, scrutiny and education on work-related expenses this tax time.
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Statement on recent reports of refund fraud

Wednesday, 19th Jul 2017
The ATO is investigating recent reports of two tax agents whose clients are reporting the receipt of an unexpected ATO refund into their bank account.
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Protectionist trade policies bad for Australia

Wednesday, 19th Jul 2017
The Productivity Commission's self-initiated research report Rising protectionism: challenges, threats and opportunities for Australia models a set of scenarios based on new US trade policies and seeks to identify their implications for Australia.
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