Updates

Takata airbag recalls - your consumer rights

A number of car recalls have been announced in Australia due to faulty front passenger and driver airbags. If you are affected by these recalls, make sure you understand your consumer rights.

20 July 2017

International consumer protection enforcers relaunch website

The International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) has launched its updated website to deliver better consumer protection worldwide.

3 July 2017

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

On 23 June 2017, the ACCC released a determination granting authorisation to members of the Australian Writers’ Guild to negotiate model agreements with film, television and digital media producers.

23 June 2017

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