Jurisdiction: Australia

It’s been just under a year since the introduction of the new business-to-business unfair contract terms law, and the ACCC has moved swiftly from education and industry reviews to enforcing and testing the law...

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ACCC beaten by egg producers in the Full Court

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Full Federal Court dismisses the ACCC’s appeal in its case against the Australian Egg Corporation and others for attempting to induce egg producers to reduce the supply of eggs...

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It seems that Fair Trading/Consumer Affairs Ministers across the country have put aside their political differences to reach agreement on recommended changes to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand...

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Sims’ spotlight on banks, NBN, cars

August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has recently made statements that shed light on the ACCC's enforcement priorities for 2017 and his views on his legacy....

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Misuse of Market Power Bill passes but held

August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Bill passes Parliament On 15 August 2017, the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2017 finally passed both Houses. The Bill contains much-debated amendments to s 46 of the Competition and...

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ACCC’s criminal cartel machine goes full steam ahead in roll-on, roll-off cargo cartel proceedings...

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Extended warranties have been attracting an increasing amount of regulatory scrutiny in recent years. This activity has now led several law firms and litigation funders to consider launching class actions....

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Sparking submissions on electricity pricing

June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

ACCC releases retail electricity supply and pricing inquiry issues paper...

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Big Data, Keeps Getting Bigger

June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The combination of big data and algorithms is one of the hot topics globally. It is showing no signs of slowing down with ever greater regulatory scrutiny....

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EC sends a clear message about the importance of providing full and accurate information in a merger approval filing...

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