Updates

ACCC seeks comment on draft guidelines for Part IIIA deferral of arbitrations and backdating of determinations guidelines

The ACCC has released draft guidelines regarding Part IIIA deferral of arbitrations and backdating of determinations for public comment.

26 May 2017

ACCC authorises Murray Billing Transport and other Melbourne based concrete cartage businesses to collectively bargain with Boral

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has granted authorisation to Murray Billing Transport and current and any future concrete cartage businesses to collectively bargain with Boral Resources Ltd, Concrete Division, Melbourne (Boral) for the delivery of concrete in the Melbourne metropolitan region.

19 May 2017

ACCC issues ACCCount for March 2017 quarter

ACCCount details the ACCC’s enforcement, compliance, merger, adjudication, economic regulation, market studies, advocacy and international activities during the January to March 2017 quarter.

15 May 2017

ACCC re-authorises Homemakers South Limited to engage in collective bargaining

The ACCC has issued a final determination granting re-authorisation to Homemakers South Limited, trading as Homemakers Furniture & Sleepzone Bedding (Homemakers), to engage in collective bargaining.

3 May 2017

ACCC proposes to authorise QSL and three sugar mills to collectively negotiate with Sugar Terminals Ltd

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for Queensland Sugar Ltd, Bundaberg Sugar Ltd, Mackay Sugar Ltd and Isis Central Sugar Mill Co. Ltd to collectively negotiate with Sugar Terminals Ltd for the provision of storage and handling services at the six bulk sugar terminals in Queensland.

27 April 2017

ACCC proposes to authorise Murray Billing Transport and other Melbourne based concrete cartage businesses to collectively bargain with Boral

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) proposes to grant authorisation to Murray Billing Transport and current and any future concrete cartage businesses to collectively bargain with Boral Resources Ltd, Concrete Division, Melbourne (Boral) for the delivery of concrete in the Melbourne metropolitan region.

13 April 2017

ACCC proposes to re-authorise arrangements for WA real estate and business agents

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission proposes to grant authorisation to the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) and its current and future members in relation to arrangements contained in its Membership Framework.

13 April 2017

New mandatory safety standard for elastic luggage straps labelling

The Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack, has announced a new mandatory safety standard under the Australian Consumer Law, updated to ensure consumers are fully informed about using elastic luggage straps safely.
7 April 2017

Horticulture Code FAQ

On 1 April 2017, the new Horticulture Code comes into effect. If you trade in horticulture produce on or after this date, you must comply with the terms of the new Code.

31 March 2017

ACCC proposes to re-authorise Homemakers South Limited to engage in collective bargaining

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant re-authorisation to Homemakers South Limited, trading as Homemakers Furniture & Sleepzone Bedding (Homemakers), to engage in collective bargaining.

27 March 2017