Reform

Reform to the UCT framework is on the horizon and Treasury recommends that UCTs attract civil pecuniary penalties...

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The ACCC has published its quarterly ACCCount report for 1 January to 31 March 2020, providing insights into its performance and activities over that period...

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The New Zealand Government has announced a range of major reforms to NZ’s competition laws, including a relatively controversial proposal to introduce an “effects test” for abuse of dominance and remove various intellectual property exemptions...

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Pay-for-delay pharmaceutical agreements have attracted scrutiny from regulators in the US and EU. With last year's repeal of the intellectual property exemption in the CCA, these agreements are at greater risk of Australian regulatory attention...

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Commonwealth to punish profiteers: New prohibitions against price gouging and export of medical supplies during COVID-19 crisis...

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ACCC Chair Rod Sims announced the ACCC’s 2020 compliance and enforcement priorities during his annual speech at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia on 25 February 2020....

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King & Wood Mallesons recently published On-Board – Directions 2019 (available here), reporting on the key themes and results of our corporate governance survey of directors and senior executives conducted in November 2019. The survey revealed...

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On 30 April 2018 the ACCC released its final Dairy Inquiry report, painting a picture of significant imbalances in bargaining power in the dairy supply chain. One of the report’s key recommendations was a mandatory...

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The Federal Government has announced that it will provide approximately $28.6 million in funding over four years from 2019-20....

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loyalty schemes

Not so loyal – ACCC focuses on loyalty schemes

December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

On 3 December 2019 the ACCC released its final report into customer loyalty schemes calling on market players to improve their data handling practices and the way they communicate with consumers. After flagging a desire...

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