Jurisdiction: Australia

Rotten Otton hit with highest ever ACL penalty

November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal Court issues a record $18 million in penalties for We Buy Houses Pty Ltd and its principal...

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The ACCC’s Annual Report: The Year in Review

October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Still much work to be done...

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Sweet deal for the ACCC

October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Court agrees to record-breaking individual penalties for exclusive dealing conduct...

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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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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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