Updates

18 December 2020

ACCC proposes to authorise limited collective tendering for organics waste services by Melbourne councils

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to enable Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery and a group of thirteen Councils in metropolitan Melbourne to jointly procure organic waste processing services through the South Eastern Organics Group. Authorisation is proposed to run until 10 July 2032.
16 December 2020

ACCC grants interim authorisation to enable SPA to negotiate on behalf of members

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to enable Screen Producers Australia (SPA) and its members to continue to collectively negotiate with the Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG), Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), and the Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) and the members of these organisations.
15 December 2020

ACCC re-authorises principles to facilitate comprehensive credit reporting

The ACCC has decided to re-authorise the Australian Retail Credit Association Ltd (ARCA) and current and future signatories to the Principles of Reciprocity and Data Exchange (the PRDE), to give effect to certain reciprocity, consistency and enforceability provisions contained in the PRDE, for a further 6 years until 31 December 2026.
10 December 2020

ACCC grants re-authorisation to continue interoperability arrangements for electronic prescriptions systems

The ACCC has granted re-authorisation to enable eRx Script Exchange Pty Ltd (eRx) to continue to give effect to a revenue sharing arrangement with IP MDS Pty Ltd (formerly MediSecure Pty Ltd) (MDS).
3 December 2020

ACCC varies conditions of Australian Banking Association authorisation

The ACCC has varied the reporting conditions that apply to the authorisation granted to the Australian Banking Association in 2019 in relation to its Banking Code. The authorisation related to provisions of the Banking Code that were introduced in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, in particular in relation to changing banking products and practices to improve outcomes for low-income account holders.
3 December 2020

ACCC proposes to re-authorise Qantas and China Eastern Airlines' Joint Coordination Agreement

The ACCC proposes to revoke authorisations A91470 and A91471 and grant authorisation AA1000526 in substitution to enable Qantas and China Eastern Airlines to give effect to an extended Joint Coordination Agreement under which the airlines will continue to coordinate their operations between Australia and mainland China until March 2022.
3 December 2020

ACCC proposes to authorise Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to authorise an amended version of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia’s Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice. The ACCC has also granted interim authorisation to allow the SCCA to continue to give effect to the Code authorised in 2017 while the ACCC continues its assessment of the application for re-authorisation.
2 December 2020

ACCC authorises Honda dealers to collectively negotiate with Honda Australia

The ACCC has issued a final determination granting authorisation to enable the National Honda Dealer Council and a group of Honda Australia dealers, to collectively negotiate with Honda Australia issues arising from Honda Australia’s termination of existing dealer agreements and their replacement with a new agency model.
26 November 2020

ACCC authorises Boral Cement's fly ash offtake agreement at Tarong Power Station

The ACCC has issued a final determination granting authorisation to enable Boral Cement Limited and Stanwell Corporation Limited to give effect to an Offtake, Operation & Maintenance Agreement.
19 November 2020

ACCC grants authorisation to Clean Energy Council’s Solar Code

The ACCC has granted authorisation to the Clean Energy Council’s (CEC) Solar Retailer Code of Conduct. The Solar Code sets minimum standards for retailers selling solar photovoltaic systems to consumers. Retailers who are signatories to the Code must comply with standards covering advertising, contract documentation, finance and payments, design and installation, and complaints handling. The ACCC last authorised the Solar Code in 2015.