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ACCC digs knife into Woolworths over disposable cutlery claims
Date : 06 August 2019
Author/s : Sue Mitchell, Senior Companies Reporter, Australian Financial Review
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Click here  to view the "Is the ACCC losing its touch? “Flushable Wipes” and “Biodegradable Plates” cases break down in Federal Court" Focus Paper quoted in the AFR article.

 

 

 

 

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