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Government Approves Westpac Takeover Of St George Bank

The Federal Government has approved Westpac’s takeover of St George bank, provided there is no reduction in the number of branches and ATMs. [Read more…]

FuelWatch Launched By Kevin Rudd And Chris Bowen

The Rudd government today launched FuelWatch, a national scheme to promote competition and transparency in the petrol market.

The scheme was announced by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Assistant Treasurer Chris Bowen at the Penrith Council Chambers in western Sydney.

Petrol stations in metropolitan and major regional centres will now be required to notify the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) of their next day’s prices by 2.00pm the day before. They will be required to maintain this price for 24 hours. [Read more…]