Updates

24 May 2022

ACCC grants interim authorisation for joint tender of electricity services by SA councils

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to LGA Procurement to enable it and participating councils in South Australia to commence a joint tender process for the supply of retail electricity services, including renewable electricity.
19 May 2022

ACCC grants interim authorisation to Goulburn Valley and North East region councils

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GVWRRG) and North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group (NEWRRG), on behalf of themselves and 18 councils and alpine resort management boards located in regional areas (together, the Applicants) to allow the applicants to commence initial procurement processes for specific domestic kerbside waste and resource recovery services.
3 May 2022

ACCC exempts POPL's Portland port terminal facility

The ACCC has determined that Port of Portland Pty Ltd (POPL) is an ‘exempt service provider’ of port terminal services provided via its port terminal facility at Portland, Victoria.
28 April 2022

ACCC grants authorisation for industry to collaborate on AdBlue supply arrangements

The ACCC has granted authorisation to enable diesel exhaust fluid (also known as ‘AdBlue’) manufacturers and other industry participants to collaborate, in conjunction with the Australian Government, to obtain supply of refined urea, a key ingredient in AdBlue, and prioritise distribution of refined urea and AdBlue should shortages emerge.
22 April 2022

ACCC proposes to authorise Allpoint and Allpoint+ ATM network arrangements

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to enable Cardtronics to enter into agreements with financial institutions who become members of its proposed Allpoint and Allpoint+ ATM networks that Cardtronics will provide their cardholders with fee-free ATM transactions.
20 April 2022

ACCC re-authorises New Payment Platform regulations

The ACCC has granted re-authorisation to the New Payments Platform (NPP) Regulations that apply to suspension and termination of NPP participants.
14 April 2022

High value payment clearing system regulations re-authorised

The ACCC has granted re-authorisation to Australian Payments Network Limited’s (AusPayNet) High Value Clearing System (HVCS) regulations and procedures that apply to suspension and termination of members and the requirement that HVCS members join the Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Transactions (SWIFT).
14 April 2022

The ACCC authorises collective procurement of various waste services by Albury City Council & Ors

The ACCC has decided to authorise the Albury City Council, Wodonga City Council, Indigo Shire Council, Greater Hume Council, Federation Council, Leeton Shire Council, Berrigan Shire Council and Edward River Council (the Participating Councils) to collectively tender and contract for waste and recycling collection, transport, sorting, and processing services.
13 April 2022

ACCC grants re-authorisation for Canberra after-hours medical service capped fee arrangement

The ACCC has decided to grant re-authorisation to enable CALMS Ltd (CALMS) to continue to use its ‘not to exceed’ fee schedule in the provision of after-hours primary medical care in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The final determination follows the ACCC’s draft determination and interim authorisation decision on 24 February 2022.
13 April 2022

Gladstone Regional Council & Others joint recycling processing authorised

The ACCC has granted authorisation to enable a group of Queensland councils to engage in collective tendering for recyclables processing services. Authorisation has been granted until 30 January 2041.