Jurisdiction: Australia

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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The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has handed down its decision in the ACCC's appeal of the Pfizer case. The case considers ‘smoking gun’ documents....

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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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On 22 March 2018, Dowsett J delivered judgment on penalties in ASIC v Cassimatis, the long running litigation related to the collapse of Storm Financial. The judgment provides interesting insights as to the Court’s...

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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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The ACCC’s priority focus on anti-competitive behaviour in the commercial construction sector lays solid foundations for 2018....

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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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The ACCC has issued guidance on the new National Information Standard on free range eggs....

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