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Witness credibility concerns aired in Cascade Coal suppression bid
Competition & Consumer Protection July 13, 2018 4:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The credibility of a witness in the ACCC’s dismissed cartel case against Cascade Coal may prejudice an upcoming criminal trial against the son of former NSW Labor minister Eddie Obeid, a court was told Friday. 

ACCC loses coal tender cartel case, but reasons suppressed
Competition & Consumer Protection July 6, 2018 10:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s high profile case alleging cartel conduct and bid rigging for mining exploration licences in NSW was dismissed by the Federal Court on Friday, but the reasons for dismissal may not be known for another year.

Australian regulator probes Mercedes-Benz over emissions cheat software
Competition & Consumer Protection June 15, 2018 11:51 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian regulator that oversees car recalls is looking into whether Mercedes-Benz supplied cars in Australia that contain a defeat device, after regulators in the UK and Germany ordered mandatory recalls of cars fitted with the software used to cheat on emissions tests.