enforcement

Both the ACCC and Mazda have appealed the November 2021 decision of Justice O’Callaghan of the Federal Court of Australia. In that decision, the Court found that Mazda engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and...

Read More →

Peters Ice Cream gets its just desserts

April 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Peters Ice Cream admits to engaging in exclusive dealing and agrees to the imposition of a $12 million pecuniary penalty. ...

Read More →
boycott

ACCC Constructs Successful Boycott Case

March 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has continued to build on its efforts in the construction industry with recent success in proceedings against construction company Hutchinson and the CFMMEU.  The result is a much-needed win for the ACCC after a...

Read More →

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...

Read More →
InCompetition | penalty units

Penalty units balloon

July 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth penalty units increased on 1 July 2020 for the first time in three years....

Read More →

The Full Court’s recent decision in Geowash confirms that regulators have a powerful tool through which to address systematic unconscionable conduct...

Read More →

Consistent with its strategic priorities, the ACCC has actively investigated businesses in the agribusiness sector for allegedly making misleading representations, imposing unfair contract terms and breaching the Horticulture Code, all of which are prohibited by...

Read More →

The definition of ‘consumer’ has been amended to cover purchases up to $100,000 (up from $40,000), with effect from 1 July 2021....

Read More →

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....

Read More →

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....

Read More →