Sector: Energy, resources & projects

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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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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Tug of War: ACCC v TasPorts

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has commenced proceedings against TasPorts claiming that TasPorts misused its market power in the supply of marine services at certain Tasmanian ports in an attempt to 'capsize' an emerging competitor, Engage Marine....

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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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The ACCC’s Annual Report: The Year in Review

October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Still much work to be done...

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With Federal Parliament already considering increases to the maximum pecuniary penalties for non-compliance with certain sections of the Australia Consumer Law (ACL) (see our article here), a Bill to implement other changes to ACL was...

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The ACCC’s priority focus on anti-competitive behaviour in the commercial construction sector lays solid foundations for 2018....

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Sims’ spotlight on banks, NBN, cars

August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has recently made statements that shed light on the ACCC's enforcement priorities for 2017 and his views on his legacy....

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Sparking submissions on electricity pricing

June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

ACCC releases retail electricity supply and pricing inquiry issues paper...

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The ACCC has granted authorisation to a number of South Australian businesses, to establish a joint electricity purchasing group for 11 years...

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