A survey of 180 female doctors across Australia has found that over half of the respondents had been sexually harassed by a patient, and 30% of respondents had been subjected to inappropriate touching during consultations.
The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has announced that UN human rights experts including six special rapporteurs, one independent expert and the chair of a working group on human rights and transnational corporations have called on Republic of Korea-based multinational steel corporation Posco to immediately halt its project to construct "a mega-steel plant" in Odisha, India.
Melbourne Water Corporation (Melbourne Water) in the Australian state of Victoria has pleaded guilty in a Victorian WorkCover Authority (WorkSafe Victoria) prosecution over the 2011 death of a technician who drowned in a sewerage channel at the Melbourne Water Eastern Treatment Plant.
South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports that a government contractor's circumvention of stringent quarantine rules for importing palm trees into Hong Kong (HK) has resulted in pests attacking and destroying a number of palm trees along the scenic avenue leading to HK Disneyland.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it has issued a formal warning (29 July 2013) to Telstra Corporation Ltd (Telstra) for breaching the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code 2007 by incorrectly billing a large number of international data roaming customers multiple flag fall fees for single data sessions during 2006-12, as a result of Telstra receiving incorrect information from international carriers and from its contracted data clearing house.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that Bunnings Group Ltd (Bunnings) has given a Court enforceable undertaking to strengthen its current compliance program for window coverings, including by conducting pre-shipping inspections and implementing better training for management and buyers and regular audits.
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has released Statement of disciplinary action (undated) regarding the SFC's decision to ban China Everbright Securities (HK) Ltd (CES) account executive Koo Yiu Chee from re-entering the securities industry for eight months from 10 September 2013.
Hong Kong (HK)-based former law firm K&L Gates senior partner Navin-kumar Aggarwal has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for an HK$8.5 billion (approximately US$1.1 billion/€828 million) fraud and money laundering scheme.
The New Zealand (NZ) Commerce Commission has announced that the Auckland District Court has fined Pacrite Industries Ltd (Pacrite) NZ$30,000 after the plastic rubbish bag manufacturer pleaded guilty to ten charges of breaching the Fair Trading Act 1986 (NZ) through its claims about the oxo-biodegradability and environmental friendliness of its "Greensac" plastic rubbish bag product, also known as "The Green One".
A study by University of New South Wales finance professor Peter Swan has found that Australian companies that changed the board structure to hold a majority of "independent" directors have lost approximately A$70 billion in value compared with other listed companies.
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