Jurisdiction: Australia

It’s probably fair to say that “truth in advertising” is a pretty elastic concept.  But for those businesses that like to stretch that band an inch too far may find themselves stretched further by the...

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Parliament hasn’t given the ACCC any new powers to perform its role as “carbon cop”, but the Commission’s early track record suggests it’s keeping energy retailers (and others) on their toes. ACCC Chairman Rod Sims...

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Whilst concerns have been raised about the impacts of greater vertical integration in wholesale electricity markets both overseas and here in Australia, the ACCC found enough reasons to think that the markets can cope with...

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The ACCC has announced it is sharpening its approach to reviewing small acquisitions of supermarkets, liquor, petrol and hardware stores by the big supermarkets.  It wants to set up a streamlined approach where in exchange...

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The ACCC steps in to help us bag a bargain

June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Australian consumers, like consumers in many other countries, love to shop online.  Web-savvy fashion moguls can navigate the world’s virtual shopping mall and locate their favourite pieces within a matter of minutes – and often...

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On 17 January 2012, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal declared an international collective settlement binding in the Converium/SCOR securities class action – the first such case settled on a Trans-Atlantic basis. In addition to showing...

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The ACCC has announced that it will not oppose AGL Energy’s proposed acquisition of Loy Yang Power.  Loy Yang Power owns Victoria’s largest power station and provides approximately one third of Victoria’s power requirements.  AGL...

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On 3 February 2012, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision with respect to ACCC’s claim for legal professional privilege on documents sought under a notice to produce. The respondents challenged the claim...

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On 17 February 2012, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) called for submissions on a draft nutrition, health and related claims Standard. It is intended that the new standard would regulate voluntary statements made by...

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As the ACCC keeps a close eye on energy retailers, its recent success in the Federal Court against Energy Watch is worth mentioning. The Court found that Energy Watch Pty Ltd, a provider of brokering...

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