Consumer protection

Rotten Otton hit with highest ever ACL penalty

November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal Court issues a record $18 million in penalties for We Buy Houses Pty Ltd and its principal...

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The ACCC’s Annual Report: The Year in Review

October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Still much work to be done...

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The Australian Parliament has passed a Bill increasing the maximum penalties under the Australian Consumer Law...

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Singapore's Competition and Consumer Commission acts to block the sale of Uber’s Southeast Asian business to Grab on the basis it would substantially lessen competition in the market for ride-hailing platform services...

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The Supreme Court of the United States has dismissed an appeal relating to alleged anti-competitive conduct in the US credit-card market....

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With Federal Parliament already considering increases to the maximum pecuniary penalties for non-compliance with certain sections of the Australia Consumer Law (ACL) (see our article here), a Bill to implement other changes to ACL was...

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With housing affordability remaining a persistent headline issue, and following sustained regulatory scrutiny into Australia’s financial system generally, the ACCC’s preliminary findings on the pricing of residential mortgage products have been highly anticipated by borrowers...

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February was a frenetic month: the ACCC released its 2018 priorities, two Bills on the ACL were released and the Productivity Commission released its draft report on competition in the Australian Financial System....

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The ACCC has issued guidance on the new National Information Standard on free range eggs....

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The ACCC’s priorities for 2018

January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has foreshadowed a busy year with criminal cartel actions and a focus on financial services....

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