21 July 2016

Q & A: Metcash’s proposed acquisition of Home Timber & Hardware

The information contains some questions and answers about the ACCC's review of the proposed acquisition of Home Timber and Hardware Group (HTHG) by Metcash.
20 July 2016

ACCC to authorise exclusive supply of compressed natural gas tanks for mining vehicles

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for five years to Mine Energy Solutions Pty to enter into a master supply Agreement with Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide to acquire a supply of custom made high pressure compressed natural gas cylinder tanks for storage of gas fuel.
14 July 2016

New mandatory standard to ensure safety of self-balancing scooters

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer, has today introduced a mandatory standard under the Australian Consumer Law to ensure the safety of self-balancing scooters (previously called ‘hoverboards’).
6 July 2016

ACCC re-authorises the API Constitution, Code of Conduct & associated policies

The ACCC has issued a determination granting re-authorisation to the Australian Property Institute, on behalf of itself and its current and future members, to make and give effect to clauses in the API Constitution, the API Code of Professional Conduct for Members and associated policies.
16 June 2016

ACCC issues ACCCount for March 2016 quarter

ACCCount details the ACCC’s enforcement, compliance, merger, adjudication, economic regulation, market studies, advocacy and international activities during the January to March 2016 quarter.
3 June 2016

ACCC re-authorises SuperTAB pooling arrangements between Tabcorp and RWWA

The ACCC has issued a determination re-authorising Tabcorp to give effect to an amended agreement with RWWA that will govern its participation in the SuperTAB pool operated by Tabcorp.
1 June 2016

ACCC proposes to authorise the St George Region of Councils to continue to jointly contract for waste & recycling collection

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to authorise Hurstville City Council, Kogarah Municipal Council and Rockdale City Council to continue to jointly contract for the provision of waste and recycling collection services in their respective local government areas until 2 February 2023.
1 June 2016

ACCC seeks comment on draft guidelines for Part XIC declaration provisions for telecommunications services

The ACCC has released for public comment draft guidelines for the Part XIC declaration provisions for telecommunication services.
26 May 2016

Ban on excessive payment surcharging

The Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Act 2016 commenced on 25 February 2016. The Act inserts a new part into the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) which bans excessive payment surcharges.
24 May 2016

Consumers warned about property investment schemes

A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it for themselves.