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Although not a new phenomenon, “drip pricing” tactics have been targeted as part of the ACCC’s consumer protection enforcement agenda. As we previously blogged, drip pricing involves the incremental addition of further fees above the...

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2015 Hot Hits for the ACCC and CMA

January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

To kick start 2015, in this post we analyse recent trends to assess any similarities in enforcement priorities between regulators in the UK and Australia. Our UK team has recently reported on the forecast in the UK...

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No real surprises

March 11, 2014 | 1 Comments

On 21 February 2014, the ACCC released its Compliance and Enforcement Policy for 2014 which set out its key priorities for 2014. In their alert to clients, Wayne Leach, Melissa Monks and Jansy Man conclude...

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The ACCC has indicated that its educative and engagement approach to the national unfair contract terms regime is over and has warned that it is now looking at enforcement. On 15 March 2013 the ACCC...

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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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What do Bing Lee, David Jones, JB Hi-Fi, Radio Rentals and Winning Appliances all have in common?  They’re all members of the National Associated Retail Traders of Australia (“NARTA”), a large independent electrical buying group....

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Apple and publishers in EC’s bad (e)books

December 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

The European Commission (EC) has settled its investigation into the potential e-book price fixing practices of Apple and four of the world’s largest publishers following commitments from Apple and each of the publishers to cease...

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