Sector: Consumer & retail

Volkswagon is hit with $125M penalty for breaches of the ACL...

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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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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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Naut so fast

September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

After more than four years of investigations by the ACCC, on 23 August 2019 the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) charged Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS (WWO), a Norwegian-based global shipping company, with criminal cartel...

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The latest version of the ACCCount recaps the ACCC’s highlights and key milestones during April to June 2019 quarter....

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The sea of penalties for criminal cartel conduct is slowly deepening. On 2 August 2019, the Federal Court imposed the largest ever penalty for criminal cartel conduct under the CCA, fining K-Line $34.5 million for giving...

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AP Eagers is the first to take the ACCC’s new merger authorisation process out for a spin. Authorisation is by far the road less travelled. What points will AP Eagers need to drive home to...

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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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