The ACCC has determined that Bulk Cargo Services Pty Ltd (BCS) and Wagner Corporation (Wagner Corp) are exempt service providers of port terminal services provided via their respective port terminal facilities at Pinkenba, Queensland.
The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to enable eRx Script Exchange Pty Ltd (eRx) to amend its revenue sharing arrangement with IP MDS Pty Ltd (MDS) to facilitate the entry of a third provider of electronic pharmacy prescription exchange systems, and allow for the sharing of costs required to establish new and enhanced IT infrastructure.
The ACCC has granted urgent interim authorisation permitting manufacturers and other industry participants to collaborate on arrangements for the supply of diesel exhaust fluid, known as ‘AdBlue’ that is used in most modern diesel vehicles to control noxious emissions.
On 14 November 2022, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) granted authorisation, with conditions, to enable the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and energy industry participants to engage in certain coordination, input sharing, and information sharing activities for the purpose of ensuring the reliable operation of energy systems (the Authorised Conduct).
The ACCC has released draft determinations proposing to grant Bulk Cargo Services Pty Ltd (BCS) and Wagner Corporation Pty Ltd (Wagner Corp) exempt service provider status under the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct (the Code) in relation to their respective Pinkenba port terminal facilities.
The ACCC has issued a determination granting authorisation to BP Australia Pty Ltd (BP) to expand its existing BP Rewards Program. BP proposes to introduce additional fuel and non-fuel offers at BP sites and participating BP Reseller sites for all or certain groups of consumers who are members of the existing BP Rewards Program.
The ACCC is working with the Federal Government, regulators and other relevant organisations to facilitate closer coordination of data sharing between Optus and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority-regulated entities. This work facilitates data sharing pursuant to the Telecommunications Regulations 2021, which is intended to provide greater protection to Australians following the recent Optus data breach.
The ACCC has decided to revoke authorisation AA1000448 and grant substitute authorisation AA1000616 to enable the State of Victoria, represented by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and 16 councils in the south eastern metropolitan Melbourne region to conduct a joint competitive tender process to investigate, and potentially procure, the provision of advanced waste processing services.
The ACCC has decided to revoke authorisation AA1000453 and grant substitute authorisation AA1000610 to enable the State of Victoria, represented by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, on behalf of themselves and 14 regional councils, 4 Victorian alpine resort management boards and Alpine Resorts Victoria to jointly procure a range of waste and resource recovery services.
The ACCC has issued a final determination granting authorisation to LGA Procurement, on behalf of itself, 64 local government councils and seven associated local government entities (collectively, the Participating Entities), to pool the Participating Entities’ electricity demand, and jointly investigate and evaluate tenders for the supply of retail electricity services (including Accredited Renewable Electricity and Unspecified Electricity) to the Participating Entities.