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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Maddocks recognised once again as Employer of Choice for Gender Equality February 25, 2019

Monday 25 February 2019 Maddocks has been recognised for its initiatives and programs to build a diverse and inclusive workplace for the 15th consecutive year. Maddocks received an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation … Continued

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The long wait for franchising inquiry findings is over March 15, 2019

The current regulatory environment has manifestly failed to deter systemic poor conduct and exploitative behaviour and has entrenched the power imbalance [of franchisor’s over franchisees][1] This statement of the Committee sets the tone of the … Continued

Medibank cleared of all ACCC allegations

Over the past 18 months The Prescription has commented on the ACCC’s strategic focus on the private health insurance sector and, in particular, the issue of communicating detrimental changes to policy holders.

A key aspect of the ACCC’s approach to the private health insurance sector has been a proposition that – from the perspective of the consumer – there is no distinction between a change in benefits because of a rule change and a change in benefits because of a change in underlying contracting arrangements with providers.  That proposition was dealt a significant blow by the Federal Court yesterday, with the dismissal of the ACCC’s proceedings against Medibank alleging misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct.  The Federal Court rejected the ACCC’s proposition, readily drawing a distinction between a change in benefits arising from a rule change and a change in benefits due to a change in underlying contractual arrangements.

Our commentary on the outcome of the Medibank proceedings is available here.

 

Author:   
Aaron Kloczko 2cm colour 300ppi 2013 jpg Aaron Kloczko
Partner
61 2 9291 6231
aaron.kloczko@maddocks.com.au

Over the past 18 months The Prescription has commented on the ACCC’s strategic focus on the private health insurance sector and, in particular, the issue of communicating detrimental changes to policy holders.

A key aspect of the ACCC’s approach to the private health insurance sector has been a proposition that – from the perspective of the consumer – there is no distinction between a change in benefits because of a rule change and a change in benefits because of a change in underlying contracting arrangements with providers.  That proposition was dealt a significant blow by the Federal Court yesterday, with the dismissal of the ACCC’s proceedings against Medibank alleging misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct.  The Federal Court rejected the ACCC’s proposition, readily drawing a distinction between a change in benefits arising from a rule change and a change in benefits due to a change in underlying contractual arrangements.

Our commentary on the outcome of the Medibank proceedings is available here.

 

Author:   
Aaron Kloczko 2cm colour 300ppi 2013 jpg Aaron Kloczko
Partner
61 2 9291 6231
aaron.kloczko@maddocks.com.au