Reform

The ACCC has published updated guidelines on its use of mandatory information gathering powers, following the release of the Harper exposure draft legislation...

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One door closes, another one opens

September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Merger review - - present and proposed processes for merger assessment...

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From 12 November 2016, the existing unfair contract term protections for consumers will be extended pursuant to the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 to cover standard form small business...

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What’s the score on third line forcing

July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Notification, revocation and reform: the case for reform of the third line forcing prohibition...

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Does it go far enough in addressing concerns about geo-blocking or will it provide only limited benefit to consumers?...

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Watching the watching brief...

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Insights into global regulatory developments and trends...

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Australia’s ‘corporate crime wave’

May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Australia's 'corporate crime wave'...

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ACCC’s big week of penalties

May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The past week has seen the Federal Court of Australia hand down pecuniary penalties in five different matters – bringing a total of $38 million for the ACCC. These penalties were ordered against a backdrop...

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election

What the effects test means for business

March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Government proposal to amend misuse of market power provision in Australia has potential to heighten uncertainty...

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