Access

The ACCC has published its Part IIIA access undertaking guidelines, following a public consultation...

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ACCC and AER: Their year in review

November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annual report shows steady enforcement and continuing focus on consumer protection...

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Carbon Tax gets the boot

July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the repeal of the carbon tax by the Commonwealth Parliament, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has been granted new powers to take enforcement action in relation to the new obligations imposed on businesses...

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims recently addressed the University of Wollongong’s SMART International Infrastructure Symposium. The symposium, in its inaugural year, aims to provide a platform for international research and collaboration...

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Following on from our previous post, the Productivity Commission (PC) released its draft report into the National Access Regime on 28 May 2013. The regime, which enables third parties to seek access to infrastructure services...

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On 27 May 2013, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced a public inquiry to decide whether to extend, vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service (MTAS) declaration, or whether to make...

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The Coalition's NBN policy

Fibre flip-flop

April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 9 April 2013, the Coalition revealed its long-awaited plan to redesign the National Broadband Network (NBN). Unsurprisingly, the policy claims to deliver broadband more quickly than under the Federal Government’s current proposal and at a...

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UAE to regulate competition

February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The United Arab Emirates will implement its first comprehensive competition law regime on 23 February 2013 aimed at regulating anti-competitive behaviour and introducing merger control.  In introducing this new regime, the UAE is following the...

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Access All Areas

December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Productivity Commission (PC) has commenced a 12 month inquiry into the National Access Regime. The Assistant Treasurer (David Bradbury) announced the commencement of the PC’s inquiry on 25 October 2012.  On 30 November, the...

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The Pilbara saga continues

September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The High Court has delivered its decision on Fortescue’s long running attempt to get access to two of Rio Tinto’s railway lines in the Pilbara under Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (as it was...

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