Athena Solutions Pty Ltd trading as Froothie Australia (Froothie), the supplier of Optimum branded kitchen appliances, has paid a penalty of $10,800 following the issue of an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
The Federal Government has announced its intention to develop a national approach to compensating survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. A joint press release from Attorney-General George Brandis and Minister for Social Services Christian Porter states that the Federal Government intends to commence discussions with states and territories in order to achieve an outcome “as soon as possible”. The media release states that the development of this national approach “follows careful consideration of the Redress and Civil Litigation report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse”.
It was reported in an ACCC Media Release in late 2015 that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) commenced proceedings in the Federal Court alleging that Mr Laurence Glynne Hann was in contempt of orders which were made by Tracey J on 28 May 2012.
The competition regulator has fined telecommunication services provider Voiteck Pty Ltd (Voiteck), $10,200 claiming it tried to deceive residents of a South Australian retirement village into thinking they had to sign up for its services.
The Australian Workers Union (AWU) has asked the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), as the corporate regulator, to investigate whether Queensland Nickel, a company linked to Federal Member of Parliament Mr Clive Palmer and his Palmer United Party (PUP), has broken any laws, specifically the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Corporations Act), before its recent mass sacking of 237 workers and its going into voluntary liquidation.