Reform

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

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics will scrutinise the ACCC in a public hearing tomorrow as part of its review of the ACCC Annual Report 2017....

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An end to $1 supermarket milk to help dairy farmers? ACCC’s Final Report on its dairy inquiry says no but recommends a mandatory code to improve the bargaining power of farmers. ...

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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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ACCC resolves to re-think its approach to penalties based on OECD report finding that average Australian penalties are substantially lower than those imposed in comparable jurisdictions for breaches of competition law...

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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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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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