Jurisdiction: Australia

The 12 “clicks” of Christmas

December 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

While the level of festive cheer is rising, this is also a time of year when things can go wrong in the rush to find the perfect gift.  At this special time of year we...

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Access All Areas

December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Productivity Commission (PC) has commenced a 12 month inquiry into the National Access Regime. The Assistant Treasurer (David Bradbury) announced the commencement of the PC’s inquiry on 25 October 2012.  On 30 November, the...

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The Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada has made a bold statement by amending its integrity policy to effectively prevent parties who have been found guilty of bid-rigging from submitting future tenders to...

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Foreign companies that engage in cartel conduct in Australia may be out of sight, but they are certainly not out of mind (or out of reach) when it comes to the ACCC enforcing the provisions...

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ACCC approval has opened the way for the banks to relieve ATM costs for remote indigenous communities A welcome good news story!  The ACCC has granted authorisation for an agreement between a large collection of...

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Strike out on savings claims

November 22, 2012 | 3 Comments

On 16 August this year, the Federal Court held that the company which operates the Zamels chain of jewellery stores in Australia misled consumers about the savings they could make during Zamels’ sales, contravening section...

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There’s no ACCCounting for penalties

November 20, 2012 | 1 Comments

The ACCC recently released its quarterly ACCCount update of its enforcement and other activities for the July-September 2012 quarter. Headline achievements for the quarter include: collecting over $6.8 million in court penalties in enforcement cases...

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ACCC and China get cosy

November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

It seems KWM are not the only ones looking to expand their horizons in China! In September, the ACCC announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Administrator for Industry...

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By the beerest of margins

November 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

The proposed Budweiser–Corona deal, first made public in late June this year, has come under renewed scrutiny in the US this week despite receiving clearance from the Mexican Competition Authority on 15 November 2012. Anheuser-Busch...

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Earlier in September, Justice Dowsett of the Federal Court handed down a decision ordering three publishing companies (‘Elite Publishing’) to pay total penalties of $400,000 for misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct. The companies’...

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