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Coles Supermarkets bullying of suppliers shows the need for a Mandatory Supermarket Code of Conduct

Greens spokesperson on Consumer Affairs, Competition Policy and Small Business, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson provides the following comments on today’s developments in the ongoing case between Coles Supermarkets and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “The bullying of producers and suppliers by the supermarket duopoly has to stop. It is unbelievable to think that even when Coles admits multiple examples of wrongdoing they still try and deny their role in a wider problem.

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Government delivers for banking mates with FoFA wind back

Greens spokesperson for Consumer Affairs, Competition Policy and Small Business responds to the Government’s cynical attempt to water down the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) laws via regulation.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “The Government waited until 2:30PM on the 30th of June to release these wide-ranging and complex regulations about financial advice that come into effect tomorrow.

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Greens call on Government to ditch FoFA wind back in wake of ASIC Inquiry findings

Greens spokesperson for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Small Business calls upon the Government to abandon their Future of Financial Advice(FoFA) law wind-back, in the face of damning criticism of the large financial services companies and the regulator from the ASIC Inquiry report.

Senator Whish-Wilson says, “The ASIC Inquiry showed that sections of the financial services industry, especially the large banks, need to dramatically improve their standards and culture, and that we have a regulator without teeth or resources.

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