Sector: Property, construction & infrastructure

Scaffold for criminal charges fails

August 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

On 17 August 2021, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) withdrew criminal cartel charges against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and its Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Divisional Branch Secretary, Mr...

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TasPorts sails to a smooth end

May 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

After a tonne of anticipation, the first judgment considering the new misuse of market power provision following the Harper Review has now berthed. This follows TasPorts’ admission to contravening s 46 of the Competition and...

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Full Federal Court clarifies that exploitation of disadvantage not required for statutory unconscionable conduct...

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On 4 June 2020, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore issued an Infringement Decision against three companies for their involvement in anti-competitive agreements to rig tenders issued by Wildlife Reserves Singapore for the provision...

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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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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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Misleading promise of ocean views leaves home owners feeling salty: Federal Court awards damages for misleading or deceptive conduct and tort of deceit in relation to sale of land in undeveloped, subdivided estate. The...

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Rotten Otton hit with highest ever ACL penalty

November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal Court issues a record $18 million in penalties for We Buy Houses Pty Ltd and its principal...

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

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