Sector: National

Government response to Harper Report gives leg up to litigants...

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For the second time this year, an individual has been sentenced for failing to comply with a section 155 notice...

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Harper Review recommendation adopted

August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into Australia’s IP regime...

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Penalties continue their upward climb

June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth penalty unit to increase by $10 to $180 from 31 July 2015 ...

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ACCC opens up a new coalface

May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

ACCC brings cartel case against Obeids ...

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KWM partners Wayne Leach & Andrew Monotti discuss competition law issues arising from the privatisation of state-owned assets, including implications of the Harper Report's recommendations...

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Agricultural competitiveness under the spotlight

Agricultural competitiveness under the spotlight

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has released the Federal Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper – a key election commitment – and the overwhelming message is the desire to restore the balance of power to primary...

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An economy based on merit, not muscle

May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

As highlighted in a recent speech by the Minister for Small Business, Australia’s Federal Government clearly sees the current Review of Competition Policy as involving a broad remit that goes beyond reviewing the “competition law...

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A roadmap for competition reform?

November 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Monash Business Policy Forum (MBPF) has released a report containing 12 recommendations to guide the Federal Government’s “root and branch” review (the Review) of Australia’s competition laws (see our previous post on the Review...

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On 8 March 2013, the NZ Commerce Commission published draft Authorisation Guidelines and Mergers and Acquisitions Guidelines for public consultation. The Authorisation Guidelines outline the NZCC’s approach when considering authorisations of transactions that may otherwise...

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