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Data retention bill threatens ACCC and ASIC white-collar
The war on terror threatens to undermine the fight against
white-collar crooks, with a proposed law cutting off consumer and
corporate cops' access to phone records. Under existing law,
the ACCC Competition can find out who called who and when, and
helps the ACCC prove cartel behaviour by showing executives from
opposing companies communicating with each other (02 February
BMW, Bosch join Deutsche Bahn in airline cartel damages
German carmaker BMW and car supplier Bosch said they would join
Deutsche Bahn in two claims for about 2.1 billion euros (2 billion
pounds) in damages from air freight carriers who were involved in a
cartel (01 February 2015).
Chicken giant Baiada reported for alleged price
Chicken giant Baiada has been reported to the nation's
consumer watchdog for alleged price fixing collusion between
Baiada and rival Hazeldene. A litany of complaints include the
quality of chicken Baiada was providing to suppliers and concerns
it was incorrectly labelling kosher chickens (02 February 2015).
Application by Independent Contractors Australia 
TRADE PRACTICES – application for review of a determination
to authorise collective bargaining – standing of the
applicant – whether applicant has a "sufficient
interest" – the applicant is a membership-based not for
profit association and is a general representative of small
business and independent contractors – the authorisation is
geographically confined and authorises limited conduct – the
applicant does not have members who would be affected by the
authorisation – the applicant does not have any actual
commercial interests which are or may be affected by the
authorisation - the ACCC failed to take notice of the potential for
collective boycotts that the TWU is likely to impose..
Consequently, ICA seeks to have the Authorisation set aside and the
application of TWUQB to the ACCC refused. More...
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