Updates

ACCC authorises arrangements for WA real estate and business agents

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

21 June 2017

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

The ACCC has granted authorisation to 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.

14 June 2017

ACCC grants Interim Authorisation to the North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group

The North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group (NEWRRG) on behalf of itself, eight City Councils (seven in north east Victoria and the Albury City Council in New South Wales) and three alpine resort managements in north east Victoria, is applying for revocation of Authorisation A91551 and substitution of new authorisation A91585.

7 June 2017

ACCC grants interim authorisation to continue interoperability arrangements for electronic prescriptions in pharmacies

The ACCC has granted interim 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).

7 June 2017

Proposal to grant conditional authorisation for Virgin airline alliance

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant conditional authorisation to Virgin Australia, the HNA Group of airlines, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways to coordinate international passenger transport services between Australia and mainland China, and Australia and Hong Kong.

2 June 2017

ACCC proposes to 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.

31 May 2017

ACCC proposes to authorise members of Australian Writers’ Guild to negotiate model agreements with film, television and digital media producers

On 31 May 2017, the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to current and future members of Australian Writers’ Guild to collectively negotiate model agreements with film, television and digital media producers.

31 May 2017

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