Jurisdiction: Australia

The Turnbull Government’s second Budget gives the ACCC new funds for new jobs, hikes ACL penalties and introduces measures for more competitive and fairer energy and banking sectors....

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Market power bill awaits Senate debate...

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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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A recent dispute between fierce digital and media rivals highlights the importance of making accurate claims when advertising and when broad claims become more than just ‘puff’...

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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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2016: The Year In Mergers

March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ACCC completed 33 public merger reviews in the 2016 calendar year. These reviews and their outcomes are summarised in the table at the bottom of this article. Headline stats Although the ACCC did not...

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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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