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TasPorts sails to a smooth end

May 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

After a tonne of anticipation, the first judgment considering the new misuse of market power provision following the Harper Review has now berthed. This follows TasPorts’ admission to contravening s 46 of the Competition and...

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Lorna Jane runs into trouble of viral proportions

December 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The clothes manufacturer will be actively wearing penalties, declarations and other court-ordered relief if the ACCC’s case against Lorna Jane succeeds. The ACCC has commenced proceedings against women’s activewear company Lorna Jane Pty Ltd and Ms...

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The ACCC releases its first quarterly report on airline competition in Australia....

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On 29 September 2020, the Full Federal Court unanimously dismissed an appeal brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against Woolworths. The appeal concerned environmental claims made by Woolworths about their “W Select...

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Competition Tribunal welcomes fresh faces

December 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Federal Government announces three appointments to the Australian Competition Tribunal....

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The ACCC has published its 2018/19 Annual Report, providing us with an in-depth look at its operations for the year....

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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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ACCCounting for an emboldened regulator

March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The most recent quarterly ACCCount of the ACCC’s regulatory and enforcement activities paints a picture of a regulator emboldened by the new environment cultivated by the Financial Services Royal Commission....

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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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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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