Sector: Government

How amendments to the regulation of EFTPOS surcharges will affect both businesses and consumers in Australia...

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The consumer regulator is once again cracking down on products that claim to provide ‘targeted pain relief’...

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New car industry in the ACCC’s headlights

January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The ACCC’s latest market study recommends that changes be made to improve consumer outcomes in the new car retailing industry...

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Blocking geo-blocking

December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

New European regulations prohibiting geo-blocking conduct to be introduced in online shopping in 2018. Will it chip at the road block in Australia?...

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The ACCC commenced its inquiry into digital platforms on 4 December 2017 and is required to publish a preliminary report in early December 2018. In this post, we provide an overview of the context...

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ACCC beaten by egg producers in the Full Court

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Full Federal Court dismisses the ACCC’s appeal in its case against the Australian Egg Corporation and others for attempting to induce egg producers to reduce the supply of eggs...

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Sims’ spotlight on banks, NBN, cars

August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has recently made statements that shed light on the ACCC's enforcement priorities for 2017 and his views on his legacy....

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ACCC’s criminal cartel machine goes full steam ahead in roll-on, roll-off cargo cartel proceedings...

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Extended warranties have been attracting an increasing amount of regulatory scrutiny in recent years. This activity has now led several law firms and litigation funders to consider launching class actions....

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The European Commission has fined Google EUR 2.42 billion - the largest ever levied against a single company for an EU antitrust violation...

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