The telecommunications industry regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has opened applications for Australian news businesses wishing to register for the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code.                  

The Dutch company ASML, the biggest manufacturer of lithography equipment for making semiconductors, has extended a deal with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China's biggest chip maker, according to a short statement issued on Wednesday.

ACCC chair Rod Sims has hailed the introduction of Australian Competition Law and the Competition and Consumer Act 10 years ago as a game changer that allowed for the ACCC and state and territory regulators to collaborate much more easily, and heralded a new era in Australian consumer protection by introducing a single national consumer law and civil penalties.

New Zealand online lender Moola has agreed a settlement with the country’s competition regulator the Commerce Commission requiring it to credit or refund approximately $2.8 million to current and former borrowers, after acknowledging the Commission’s view that it charged unreasonable credit and default fees.

The Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) mandate for all federal government agencies to adopt e-invoicing by July 2022 will get cashflow back to small and medium-sized suppliers significantly faster than current invoicing processes, according to SAP Concur.

Small business inquiries to the ACCC increased 60% in 2020 compared to the previous year, in part due to businesses seeking information about their obligations to consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the ACCC.

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will complete its report today. It is crucial this report includes technological advancements, especially around caregiving, says Epicor Regional Vice President ANZ, Greg O’Loan.

The Australian Information Industry Association AIIA) says Western Australia has the capacity to move up the rankings in the country’s digital inclusion index and move ahead of third placed NSW in the next 12 months.

Samsung Electronics has announced that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has released an "updated Security Configuration Guidance" that includes a range of new Samsung Galaxy devices which can now be used by Australian government departments and Critical Infrastructure agencies.

More than two million Australians have created digital identities through the government my.Gov portal in order to access digital services, a statement from two ministers says.

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