The Federal Court has fined TPG Internet Pty Ltd $400,000 for failing to ensure all of its users had access to the emergency call services 000 and 112 in the case of Australian Communications and Media Authority v TPG Internet Pty Ltd  FCA 382.
On 8 April 2014, the Productivity Commission (the Commission) released its Draft Report on Access to Justice Arrangements, the next part of its schedule for its inquiry into the Australian System of Civil Dispute Resolution. Evident from the report so far is that the Commission has found a number of serious barriers that prevent people from resolving civil disputes in a timely and affordable way.
The High Court of Australia on Friday 11 April 2014 granted the Commissioner of Taxation's application for Special Leave to Appeal the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in MBI Properties Pty Limited v Commissioner of Taxation  FCAFC 112 (see transcript, Commissioner of Taxation v MBI Properties Pty Ltd  HCATrans 76 (11 April 2014)).
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a Draft Determination proposing to reauthorise an industry Code of Practice for face-to-face energy sales undertaken by electricity and gas retailers.
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