Sector: E&R transport infrastructure

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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KWM partners Wayne Leach & Andrew Monotti discuss competition law issues arising from the privatisation of state-owned assets, including implications of the Harper Report's recommendations...

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On Monday, 22 September 2014, the Competition Policy Review Panel released its 307-page Draft Report on the effectiveness of Australia’s current competition policy and laws, and its recommendations for the promotion of competition across the...

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Virgin Australia’s much touted “Game Change” commercial strategy is another step closer to realisation after the ACCC decided not to oppose its acquisition of 60% of Tiger Airways Australia. The decision, announced by the ACCC...

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Reform has a new top dog

December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

The new chairman of the Productivity Commission, Peter Harris, has an interesting road ahead of him with a number of early challenges.  Luckily, he’s no stranger to difficult reform. His career has spanned many sectors...

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The Pilbara saga continues

September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The High Court has delivered its decision on Fortescue’s long running attempt to get access to two of Rio Tinto’s railway lines in the Pilbara under Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (as it was...

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The Cardiff Bus Decision is significant (particularly in the context of small markets) as it illustrates that, whilst conduct may be “of minor significance” and statutorily exempted from financial penalty by the OFT, there is...

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