Jurisdiction: Australia

boycott

ACCC Constructs Successful Boycott Case

March 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has continued to build on its efforts in the construction industry with recent success in proceedings against construction company Hutchinson and the CFMMEU.  The result is a much-needed win for the ACCC after a...

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Five eyes intelligence alliance form new international working group aimed at preventing anti-competitive collusion in international trade....

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Concerns about the price of rapid antigen tests prompts ACCC examination of costs and retail prices in a bid to prevent the development and spread of excessive pricing practices amongst retailers for these essential pandemic...

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Federal Court sinks class action waiver clause

October 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Federal Court of Australia has recently dismissed an application to stay part of a class action commenced on behalf of passengers aboard the Ruby Princess during its ill-fated voyage in early 2020. The significance...

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Scaffold for criminal charges fails

August 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

On 17 August 2021, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) withdrew criminal cartel charges against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and its Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Divisional Branch Secretary, Mr...

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InCompetition | penalty units

Penalty units balloon

July 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth penalty units increased on 1 July 2020 for the first time in three years....

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The Full Court’s recent decision in Geowash confirms that regulators have a powerful tool through which to address systematic unconscionable conduct...

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Consistent with its strategic priorities, the ACCC has actively investigated businesses in the agribusiness sector for allegedly making misleading representations, imposing unfair contract terms and breaching the Horticulture Code, all of which are prohibited by...

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The definition of ‘consumer’ has been amended to cover purchases up to $100,000 (up from $40,000), with effect from 1 July 2021....

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NSW Fair Trading will be checking suppliers inform consumers of prejudicial terms. Here's what you need to know....

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