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ACCC’s criminal cartel machine goes full steam ahead in roll-on, roll-off cargo cartel proceedings...

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No major surgery to the ACL – but rehab likely...

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ACL reform a step closer

November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first review of the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) is well underway, with an interim report being issued last month....

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A New Year, a new Franchising Code of Conduct

January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

On 1 January 2015, the new Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) commenced as a schedule to the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes- Franchising) Regulation 2014 (Regulation). The changes followed the Wein Review, which considered the...

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The pre-election legislative commitments are continuing, with Senator Xenophon suggesting the latest changes to Australia’s competition laws. Senator Xenophon has announced plans to draft legislation to provide the ACCC with a power to issue ‘cease and...

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Surcharges are almost back on menu

July 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Further to our previous blog post, the Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill 2013 (Cwlth) received assent on 29 June 2013. The Act now provides the Commonwealth Minister with a power to make regulations to exempt a...

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The ACCC has released revised Draft Merger Review Process Guidelines (Draft Guidelines) which contain a number of proposed revisions to the Current Guidelines.  The changes will not result in any substantive changes to the existing...

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On 28 May 2013, the European Commission released its annual report, the Report on Competition Policy (2012) (EC Report), which emphasised the use of competition policy to leverage the Single Market for growth, and rejected...

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Surcharges may be back on the menu

May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Following on from our previous post in which we reported on Government’s proposal to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cwlth) in order to exempt restaurants and cafés from the single pricing requirements in...

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The internet provides a powerful tool to reach a large and diverse base of consumers.  However, it also presents certain challenges for suppliers and manufacturers.  For example, a manufacturer may have concerns about the impact of...

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