Sector: Transport

The Federal Government is getting closer to following through on its pre-election commitment to extend the unfair terms regime to small business, finally revealing what type of small business will be protected. Draft exposure legislation...

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ACCC’s National Consumer Congress

April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Preparing for the Future, Today...

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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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Kia goes cap in hand

February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following an investigation by the ACCC, Kia Motors Australia Pty Limited (Kia) has agreed to amend the terms and conditions of its capped price servicing offer to consumers. Background From 2012 onwards, Kia made representations...

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Although not a new phenomenon, “drip pricing” tactics have been targeted as part of the ACCC’s consumer protection enforcement agenda. As we previously blogged, drip pricing involves the incremental addition of further fees above the...

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On 30 October 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) released their joint 2013-14 Annual Report. The 390-page report details the actions taken by the ACCC and AER...

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Airlines in deep water over drip pricing

June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has launched Federal Court proceedings against Jetstar Airways (“Jetstar”) and Virgin Australia Airlines (“Virgin”) in relation to so-called “drip pricing” of airfares on their online sites. The ACCC alleges that the airlines engaged...

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Creating an even plane field

June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 4 June 2014, ACCC Commissioner Dr Jill Walker spoke at the Swinburne Aviation Industry Conference on competition issues in the Australian aviation sector. Dr Walker’s speech is a timely reminder of the numerous competition...

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ACCC bears down on cartels

May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 13 May 2014, the Federal Court imposed a penalty of $3 million against NSK Australia, a supplier of ball bearings, for engaging in cartel conduct. The proceedings follow on from the ACCC’s proceedings against...

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US battle for the sky

November 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is ready to do battle with American Airlines and US Airways to block their mega-merger, but the airlines have the option of agreeing divestments in order to settle legal...

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