Reform

Blocking geo-blocking

December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

New European regulations prohibiting geo-blocking conduct to be introduced in online shopping in 2018. Will it chip at the road block in Australia?...

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The ACCC commenced its inquiry into digital platforms on 4 December 2017 and is required to publish a preliminary report in early December 2018. In this post, we provide an overview of the context...

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The Australian Competition Tribunal has authorised the Tabcorp-Tatts merger for the second time. Can the new merger authorisation regime be used to achieve timing certainty?...

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Competition law reforms take effect

November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

After four years of consultation and debate, some of the most significant reforms to Australia’s competition laws came into effect yesterday....

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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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