Sector: Property, construction & infrastructure

Following on from our previous post, the Productivity Commission (PC) released its draft report into the National Access Regime on 28 May 2013. The regime, which enables third parties to seek access to infrastructure services...

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Virgin Australia’s much touted “Game Change” commercial strategy is another step closer to realisation after the ACCC decided not to oppose its acquisition of 60% of Tiger Airways Australia. The decision, announced by the ACCC...

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The Coalition's NBN policy

Fibre flip-flop

April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 9 April 2013, the Coalition revealed its long-awaited plan to redesign the National Broadband Network (NBN). Unsurprisingly, the policy claims to deliver broadband more quickly than under the Federal Government’s current proposal and at a...

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Online real estate listing company All Homes Pty Ltd has provided the ACCC with a court enforceable undertaking following concerns that All Homes had attempted to induce an understanding between real estate agents as to...

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UAE to regulate competition

February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The United Arab Emirates will implement its first comprehensive competition law regime on 23 February 2013 aimed at regulating anti-competitive behaviour and introducing merger control.  In introducing this new regime, the UAE is following the...

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MyCC hardens its enforcement stance

January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

It has been one year since the enforcement of the Malaysian Competition Act and the Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) is strongly flexing its muscles and hardening its approach to enforcement. In a speech marking the...

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Access All Areas

December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Productivity Commission (PC) has commenced a 12 month inquiry into the National Access Regime. The Assistant Treasurer (David Bradbury) announced the commencement of the PC’s inquiry on 25 October 2012.  On 30 November, the...

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The Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada has made a bold statement by amending its integrity policy to effectively prevent parties who have been found guilty of bid-rigging from submitting future tenders to...

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The Pilbara saga continues

September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The High Court has delivered its decision on Fortescue’s long running attempt to get access to two of Rio Tinto’s railway lines in the Pilbara under Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (as it was...

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Breach of undertaking puts acquirer in the poo

September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Canada’s Competition Bureau has announced criminal charges against Progressive Waste Solution Ltd for multiple breaches of a merger consent order under section 66 of the Competition Act 1985. It is alleged that Progressive violated the...

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