Sector: Consumer & retail

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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ACCCount on me, says the ACCC

February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

ACCC publishes report on activities for the last quarter of 2019, highlighting the regulator’s key wins, decisions and inquiries in the period...

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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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