The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has established a Button Battery Taskforce to investigate ways to reduce the risk to the community - particularly children - of button batteries.

The head of Australia’s competition regulatory authority, Rod Sims, says disruption and dislocation in media markets - and a regulatory imbalance between traditional media and digital platforms - should concern all Australians.

Facebook, Amazon, Google are the companies most at risk from regulatory crackdown in the advertising sector, according to the latest Thematic Scorecard for the sector from analyst firm GlobalData.

The Australian Government is hosting two technology industry roundtables over the next week to boost collaboration and tackle the global challenges and opportunities it says are facing the sector.

Open banking holds enormous potential to reshape the banking industry and the broader economy, as well bringing greater control and benefits to Australian consumers and small businesses, according to a fintech practice leader at professional services firm KPMG.

Online spare parts retailer Big Warehouse has paid a $12,600 penalty after the ACCC issued an infringement notice against the company for allegedly breaching Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by misleading a consumer about their consumer guarantee rights in relation to spare parts they had ordered.

China’s largest telco Huawei says a new report from independent global telecoms consultancy Ovum proves that a ban on the company from participating in Australia’s 5G rollout was based on incorrect advice from security agencies including the ASD.

Google and Facebook have acquired enough market power to distort the ability of businesses to compete on merits in advertising, media and a number of other markets, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says in its final digital platforms inquiry report.

The Federal Government has released the final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's digital platforms inquiry, which was handed to it a month ago, but has given no indication of how it would react to the recommendations, saying only that it would finalise its response by the end of the year.

Giant online retailer Amazon has destroyed the sector, the US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin claims, telling the news channel CNBC that the Justice Department was right to include the company in an anti-trust review.

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