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The Australian antitrust regulator on Thursday began an inquiry into the local units of Amazon. com, eBay and other online markets to ensure fairness(...)

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Australia claimed an early win in a protracted licencing battle with Google on Wednesday as media companies lined up to announce content deals with th(...)

Google said in a statement the advertising technology market is competitive

Google’s dominance of digital advertising technology in Australia needs to be addressed, the country’s competition watchdog said, opening up another (...)

The proposed regulation seeks to redress what it terms a “fundamental imbalance” in bargaining power between Google, Facebook and traditional media companies. Photograph: AFP via Getty

In recent weeks Australians making online searches through Google have encountered something less cheerful than one of the tech group’s “doodles” – be(...)

The statement marks an escalation of tensions between big tech companies and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Internet giant Google on Monday criticised proposed Australian antitrust laws, saying its free search service would be “at risk” and users’ personal d(...)

Rupert Murdoch. Photograph: Jason Reed/AFP/Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Australia asked the country’s regulators to push the break-up or effective separation of Google’s digital advertising busin(...)

Australia is preparing criminal cartel charges against ANZ, the country’s third-biggest bank and underwriters Deutsche Bank and Citigroup over a $2.3 billion share issue

Australia is preparing criminal cartel charges against the country’s third-biggest bank and underwriters Deutsche Bank and Citigroup over a $2.3 billi(...)

Australia’s Federal Court has ruled that Nurofen Specific Pain products were misleading. Photograph: Reuters

The British manufacturer of Nurofen has been fined more than A$6 million (€4 million) for misleading Australian consumers on the painkiller’s ability (...)

Traders tried to arrange for banks to make high or low submissions to the ABS in relation to the ringgit. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Two of Australia’s biggest banks have agreed to pay a combined fine of 15 million Australian dollars (€10.5 million) after admitting to attempted car(...)

An Australian supermarket chain has been fined AU$2.5 million (€1.8m) for passing off bread as “fresh, baked today and sold today” which in fact had first been par-baked in Ireland, Denmark and Germany months earlier.

An Australian supermarket chain has been fined AU$2.5 million (€1.8m) for passing off bread as “fresh, baked today and sold today” which in fact had f(...)