Sector: Consumer & retail

The ACCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Peters Ice Cream) in the first exclusive dealing action commenced by the ACCC in approximately two years....

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Reform to the UCT framework is on the horizon and Treasury recommends that UCTs attract civil pecuniary penalties...

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Bringing contempt to ACCCount

October 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has demonstrated once again that it will pursue contempt actions in a range of contexts....

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When minority shareholdings trigger investigations The UK’s competition watchdog has approved Amazon’s 16% slice out of online food delivery company, Deliveroo. This followed more than a year of deliberations. The decision was announced by the...

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On 29 September 2020, the Full Federal Court unanimously dismissed an appeal brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against Woolworths. The appeal concerned environmental claims made by Woolworths about their “W Select...

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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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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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