Updates

16 October 2014

ACCC authorises owner drivers to collectively bargain with Toll Transport at Brisbane depot

The ACCC has allowed small business owner drivers and the Transport Workers Union (Queensland Branch) to collectively bargain with Toll Transport at the Toll Priority Brisbane depot. The owner drivers are engaged by Toll Transport to provide air freight courier transport services.
16 October 2014

ACCC reauthorises Consumer Electronic Clearing System certification, suspension and termination regulations

The ACCC has re-authorised the certification, suspension and termination provisions of the Australian Payments Clearing Association’s Consumer Electronic Clearing System regulations.
15 October 2014

ACCC proposes to allow new levy to combat oyster mortality syndrome

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to allow Australian Seafood Industries to collect a levy, in conjunction with hatcheries, on the purchase of Pacific oyster spat.
10 October 2014

The rise of the billing scam

The ACCC is warning about false billing scams after a 45 per cent surge in complaints and almost $725,000 reported lost in 2013. False billing scams attempt to trick busy businesses into paying for unwanted and unauthorised listings or advertisements in magazines, journals or business directories.
9 October 2014

ACCC authorise Victorian country and regional taxi co-op members to agree booked fares

The ACCC has allowed taxi operators working in co-operatives in regional and country Victoria to agree on the maximum fares they will charge taxi-users for work booked within their cooperative network.
1 October 2014

ACCC grants interim authorisation to North West Power System dispatch rules

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to allow participants in the North West Power System to agree to rules relating to the coordination of electricity dispatch schedules at electricity generators in the NWPS.
30 September 2014

Celebration: 40 years of making markets work

The ACCC is today celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA). On 1 October 1974, the TPA took effect and the forerunner to the ACCC, the Trade Practices Commission opened its doors for the first time.
25 September 2014

ACCC proposes to authorise Jewellers Association of Australia to establish retail tenancy database

The ACCC proposes to authorise the Jewellers Association of Australia to establish a retail tenancy database for use by members. The database will provide de-identified information about the terms and conditions of commercial leases entered into by members.
25 September 2014

GrainCorp’s contingency plan for wheat port access arrangements approved by the ACCC

The ACCC has consented to GrainCorp Operations Limited’s application to extend and vary its 2011 wheat Port Terminal Services Access Undertaking.
25 September 2014

CBH’s contingency plan for wheat port access arrangements approved by the ACCC

The ACCC has consented to Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited’s application to extend and vary its 2011 wheat Port Terminal Services Access Undertaking.