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This week the Full Federal Court unanimously overturned the decision to refuse ASICS's application to remove the liquidators of Walton Construction Pty Ltd, which had been appointed though a referral by the Mawson Group. The case presents a warning to insolvency practitioners who may find themselves overly dependent on a single source of referral work.
Last month, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia imposed fines on a company within the Roy Morgan Group - Linkhill Pty Ltd (Linkhill) - totalling $313,500 for sham contracting and related contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act), such as failure to pay wages, annual leave and severance pay.
Regulators around the world remain focused on the impact of cartels on business, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is no exception. It is essential that companies remain vigilant about competition compliance. Recent cases illustrate the importance of combating cartels and the role of effective immunity policies in helping to sustain a competitive business environment.