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Australian Watchdog Wants Big Tech to Share Misinformation Data

New laws in Australia would allow the country’s media watchdog to force Big Tech to turn over data on how they deal with misinformation,...
New Zealand & Australia

New Zealand & Australian Competition Watchdogs Team Up

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on New Zealand announced a refresh of the cross-appointments between the New Zealand Commerce Commission and the Australian...
Tech

Australia Floats Widespread Antitrust Reform To Take On Big Tech

Australia's consumer watchdog wants major legislative changes spanning the entire gamut of Big Tech's issues, covering anti-competitive conduct, bargaining imbalances, insufficient consumer and business user...
Telstra

Telstra & TPG Telecom Sign Deal Network Sharing In Australia

Telstra and TPG Telecom have put their long-running feud on network sharing to bed, signing a 10-year mobile infrastructure sharing deal that will boost...
Australia Law

Australian Watchdog Withdraws Bank Cartel Case

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) has today withdrawn charges against Citigroup Global Markets Australia (Citigroup), Deutsche Bank AG and four senior banking...
covid

Australian Watchdog Focuses On COVID Test Prices

Australia's antitrust regulator announced on Tuesday, January 4, it has contacted suppliers of COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to examine pricing pressures in the...
COVID

Australia’s Watchdog Worries About Price Gouging In COVID Testing

Josh Frydenberg has spoken to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims about concerns some suppliers are charging sky-high prices for Covid-19...
Airport

Australia Watchdog $17B Sydney Airport Takeover

Australia's competition regulator on Thursday approved a A$23.6 billion ($16.92 billion) takeover of Sydney Airport, bringing one of the country's biggest buyouts closer to...
Australia

Australia’s Watchdog Drops GM Holden Probe Over Dealer Conduct

The Australian competition regulator lambasted US carmaker General Motors' local unit over its abrupt withdrawal from the market last year, but opted to take...
Google

Google Sets Aside $740M To Fix Legal Problems In Australia 

Google will spend A$1 billion ($736 million) in Australia over five years, the internet giant said on Tuesday. The main operating unit of Alphabet said...
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