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Australian Watchdog Starts Probe Into Port Activity

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has kicked off an investigation looking at both liner and port activity over the past year where...
Apple

Australia’s Competition Chief Wants New Laws To Tackle Apple, Google

Tougher rules are needed to stop platforms like Google and Apple using their market power to push consumers into expensive payment options, according to...
Square

Square To Australia’s Afterpay For $29B

Jack Dorsey's Square (SQ) is spending US$29 billion on an Australian buy now, pay later firm — a massive purchase that will help his...
Merger Reform in Australia

Merger Reform in Australia: Possible Approaches

By Rhonda L. Smith & Deborah Healey1   Like many other jurisdictions, Australia is reviewing its approach to assessing mergers, particularly in the context of the...
Apple, Epic Games

Australia Moves Epic Games Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple Forward

The antitrust lawsuit initiated by Epic Games against Apple was given the green light to move forward by the court in Australia in a...
Google Facebook

Australia Prepares Second Probe Into Facebook, Google

The failure of a landmark anti-monopoly case against Facebook by the US Federal Trade Commission will not stop global regulators from waging an aggressive...
Playboy

Playboy Owner Buys Australias’ Honey Birdette for $333M

The parent company of Playboy will acquire Australian lingerie brand Honey Birdette, a move that expands Playboy’s (PLBY) direct-to-consumer (D2C) reach as Victoria’s Secret,...
Facebook

Facebook Rejects Talks With Australia Publisher

Australia’s competition watchdog is looking into a claim that Facebook refused a publisher’s request to negotiate a licensing deal, according to The New York...
Australia

Australia’s Rod Sims Says New Tech Law Is Not In Favor...

The architect of Australia's new law making Alphabet's Google and Facebook pay news outlets for content on Thursday, June 10, rejected a suggestion the move was...
Google & Facebook

Google & Facebook To Pay For Media Content Under New Australian...

Australia’s competition regulator has declared victory in a three-year battle to make Facebook and Google pay for news after the internet groups signed deals...
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