Reform

It seems that Fair Trading/Consumer Affairs Ministers across the country have put aside their political differences to reach agreement on recommended changes to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand...

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Misuse of Market Power Bill passes but held

August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Bill passes Parliament On 15 August 2017, the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2017 finally passed both Houses. The Bill contains much-debated amendments to s 46 of the Competition and...

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Big Data, Keeps Getting Bigger

June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The combination of big data and algorithms is one of the hot topics globally. It is showing no signs of slowing down with ever greater regulatory scrutiny....

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Penalty units set to increase from $180 to $210 from 1 July 2017...

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Give Aussie products a fair go…

May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

"Made in" claims toughen up...

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The Turnbull Government’s second Budget gives the ACCC new funds for new jobs, hikes ACL penalties and introduces measures for more competitive and fairer energy and banking sectors....

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Market power bill awaits Senate debate...

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In what might be one of the last cases prosecuted under the current version of the ‘misuse of market power’ prohibition in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), the ACCC has commenced proceedings against...

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

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Fining, naming, shaming

April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Productivity Commission’s recommendations for the reform of ACL enforcement and administration...

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