Reform

New Zealand joins the criminal cartel club

May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

After years of gestation, New Zealand law now provides criminal penalties for serious cartel conduct, in a similar form to Australia’s laws that are about to experience their tenth birthday....

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UPdate on the IP exemption repeal

May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week, King & Wood Mallesons attended the annual conference of the Licensing Executives Society Australia & New Zealand to hear Parnos Munyard, the ACCC’s Director of Advocacy & Law Reform, discuss the repeal of...

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The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion for abusing its market dominance in the market for the brokering of online search adverts....

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In a speech last Thursday announcing the ACCC’s 2019 Product Safety Priorities, Chairman Rod Sims drew attention to the absence in Australian law of a general prohibition on the selling of unsafe goods, with particular...

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Businesses who license their IP rights need to act now and review their licensing and assignment arrangements to ensure compliance with the CCA....

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Banking on the ACCC

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the banking world digests Commissioner Hayne’s report, we look at what the Banking Royal Commission might mean for the ACCC....

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The Australian Parliament has passed a Bill increasing the maximum penalties under the Australian Consumer Law...

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics will scrutinise the ACCC in a public hearing tomorrow as part of its review of the ACCC Annual Report 2017....

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An end to $1 supermarket milk to help dairy farmers? ACCC’s Final Report on its dairy inquiry says no but recommends a mandatory code to improve the bargaining power of farmers. ...

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With Federal Parliament already considering increases to the maximum pecuniary penalties for non-compliance with certain sections of the Australia Consumer Law (ACL) (see our article here), a Bill to implement other changes to ACL was...

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