Sector: Telecoms

ACCC specifically autohrised to access telecommunications data to aid criminal cartel enforcement...

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The US Department of Justice had one fine year fighting cartels in 2014, with its Antitrust Division collecting $1.861 billion in criminal fines and penalties for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2014. The Department’s...

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2015 Hot Hits for the ACCC and CMA

January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

To kick start 2015, in this post we analyse recent trends to assess any similarities in enforcement priorities between regulators in the UK and Australia. Our UK team has recently reported on the forecast in the UK...

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Bark but not bite?

March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

In its recent decision of Today FM (Sydney) Pty Limited v Australian Communications and Media Authority [2014] FCAFC 22, the Full Federal Court has held that the investigative and determinative powers of the Australian Communications...

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Comparatively speaking…

February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over on our sister blog IP Whiteboard, Anthony Duong has reported on the recent Federal Court decision in Telstra v Optus, in which Telstra succeeding in establishing that Optus’ TV campaign was misleading and deceptive under...

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As we previously reported, the ACCC and TPG have been battling it out in a marathon match in relation to TPG’s Unlimited ADSL2+ advertisements.  In the ads in question, TPG emphasised the fact that its...

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On 28 May 2013, the European Commission released its annual report, the Report on Competition Policy (2012) (EC Report), which emphasised the use of competition policy to leverage the Single Market for growth, and rejected...

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Foxtel Management Pty Ltd has provided the ACCC with a court enforceable undertaking following allegations that Foxtel breached sections 18, 32(2) and 36(4) of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) with a free television offer. During...

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The Coalition's NBN policy

Fibre flip-flop

April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 9 April 2013, the Coalition revealed its long-awaited plan to redesign the National Broadband Network (NBN). Unsurprisingly, the policy claims to deliver broadband more quickly than under the Federal Government’s current proposal and at a...

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As we reported in January 2013, the ACCC was left a few cards short following TPG’s successful appeal of Justice Murphy’s first instance findings, with the Full Federal Court holding that only TPG’s first television advertisement...

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