Sector: Energy, resources & projects

The ACCC has granted authorisation to a number of South Australian businesses, to establish a joint electricity purchasing group for 11 years...

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Market power bill awaits Senate debate...

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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 Federal Court has dismissed proceedings brought by the ACCC against a number of electrical cable manufacturers and wholesalers, and their executives, for alleged cartel and exclusionary conduct in relation to the acquisition and supply...

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You win some, you lose some

August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

A partial win for the ACCC in high voltage cable cartel litigation...

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On 1 July 2016, the Australian Competition Tribunal authorised the acquisition by Sea Swift Pty Ltd of Toll Marine Logistics Australia’s Far North Queensland and Northern Territory marine freight assets. The authorisation is subject to...

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ACCC’s big week of penalties

May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The past week has seen the Federal Court of Australia hand down pecuniary penalties in five different matters – bringing a total of $38 million for the ACCC. These penalties were ordered against a backdrop...

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Loyal Coal agrees to settle with the ACCC on day two of the hearing into bid-rigging of tenders for NSW mining exploration licences...

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What the effects test means for business

March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Government proposal to amend misuse of market power provision in Australia has potential to heighten uncertainty...

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Choose your own section 46 adventure

December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Government opens consultation on section 46 reform...

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