Jurisdiction: Australia

Eyes in the back of its head

September 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

ACCC and other competition authorities sign MOU to cooperate...

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On 31 August 2020, the ACCC and AER released their Corporate Plan for 2020 to 2021 (the Plan). The Plan refreshes the regulators’ key strategic priorities, activities and capabilities over the next twelve months. The...

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The Full Federal Court has unanimously dismissed the ACCC’s appeal against TPG Internet Pty Ltd in relation to the marketing and sale of TPG’s mobile, internet and home telephone services plans with a “prepayment” of...

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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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A rare High Court case in relation to misleading or deceptive conduct instructs us that where termination of an agreement is induced by misleading or deceptive conduct, the wrongdoer, not the claimant, bears the onus...

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InCompetition - Dewalt resale price notification

No minimum price for Dewalt power tools

June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has rekoved a resale price notification lodged by Stanley Black & Decker in respect of Dewalt power tools....

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Federal Court orders Sony to pay a $3.5 million penalty and $100,000 towards ACCC legal costs after Sony admitted that it breached the Australian Consumer Law by engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct and/or making...

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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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The ACCC's focus on food labelling continues, with Queensland Yoghurt Company landing itself in a "quandairy". "With no use crying over spilt milk", QYC has paid a penalty for an infringement notice....

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Under the new ACL penalty regime, the Federal Court has ordered that STA Travel pay a pecuniary penalty of $14 million for making representations that were false, misleading or deceptive....

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