Reform

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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The ACCC is reportedly preparing to send out compulsory information notices to electricity companies following the Turnbull Government’s direction to the regulator to inquire into retail electricity prices in the national electricity market. In a...

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The new B2B unfair terms regime is being put to the test by the ACCC with a number of in-depth industry-specific investigations underway Hot on the heels of the ACCC’s 2017 enforcement priorities comes a...

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For whom the whistle blows

March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ACCC’s submission to the current parliamentary inquiry into whistleblower protections takes the firm view that persons who report breaches of the CCA should be afforded greater statutory protection. In this post, we look at...

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Misuse of market power bill continues its journey

February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Senate Economics Legislation Committee recommends that that the Government’s bill to amend Australia’s misuse of market power laws be passed...

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The Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016, which is part of a broader package of reforms to country of origin food labelling in Australia, was passed by the Senate without amendment...

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Fast-track justice for competition claims

December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The UK’s CAT introduces new fast-track procedure...

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Misuse of Market Power Bill hits Parliament

December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Government has today introduced a Bill to Parliament which, if passed, will amend the controversial “misuse of market power” provision...

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