Sector: Consumer & retail

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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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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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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The High Court of Australia allowed an appeal in the Scenic Tours class action, holding that damages for disappointment and distress for breach of contract or the consumer guarantees are not precluded by the non-economic...

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Commonwealth to punish profiteers: New prohibitions against price gouging and export of medical supplies during COVID-19 crisis...

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On 23 March 2020 the ACCC granted urgent interim authorisation to supermarkets, allowing them to collaborate in the wake of demand issues for essential products spurred by COVID-19....

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ACCC Chair Rod Sims announced the ACCC’s 2020 compliance and enforcement priorities during his annual speech at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia on 25 February 2020....

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