Country Care to face cartel conduct charges

Country Care will face cartel charges in the Federal Court of Australia.
Country Care will face cartel charges in the Federal Court of Australia.

MILDURA business Country Care will face the Federal Court of Australia over accusations of cartel conduct.

The Country Care Group Pty Ltd, its managing director Robert Hogan and former employee Cameron Harrison have been committed to stand trial on all of the cartel charges laid against them, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said.

This followed a committal hearing held before the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria in Melbourne, which ran from March 4 to yesterday.

Mr Hogan said he and Country Care would "vigorously defend" against the allegations.

"Our business has faced a range of challenges throughout its 23-year history and we remain totally committed to continuing to build our business while defending these charges," Mr Hogan said.

The charges laid against Country Care, Mr Hogan and Mr Harrison on February 14 relate to alleged cartel conduct involving assistive technology products used in rehabilitation and aged care, including beds and mattresses, wheelchairs and walking frames.

A date was yet to be set.

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