Updates

19 December 2019

ACCC grants interim authorisation to independent supermarkets collective bargaining group

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to Co-Operative Supermarkets Australia Limited, on behalf of itself and its members (together, the Applicants), to enable the Applicants to commence negotiations with suppliers and allow information sharing between members regarding terms of supply to support these negotiations.
19 December 2019

ACCC does not object to TSG Franchise Management collectively bargaining

The ACCC has decided not to object to a collective bargaining notification lodged by TSG Franchise Management on behalf of itself and current and future franchisees.
19 December 2019

ACCC proposes to grant conditional re-authorisation for participants within the North West Power System to agree to rules in the Dispatch Protocol

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant conditional re-authorisation for current and future participants within the North West Power System (NWPS) to agree to rules related to the coordination of dispatch of generators, and demand management and load shedding of certain electricity consumers in the NWPS (the Dispatch Protocol).
18 December 2019

ACCC grants authorisation to Melbourne Renewable Energy Project 2

The ACCC has decided to grant authorisation to a proposed joint renewable energy purchasing group (Melbourne Renewable Energy Project 2). Authorisation allows current and future members of the group to pool their electricity demand and collectively tender with electricity suppliers on the basis of that aggregated demand.
18 December 2019

New laws for miniature motorbikes

New safety requirements for miniature motorbikes will strengthen consumer protection for young riders. The Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer the Hon Michael Sukkar has accepted advice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to improve the safety of miniature motorbikes with a new safety standard.
18 December 2019

South Australian irrigators allowed to collectively bargain for recycled water

The ACCC has decided not to object to a collective bargaining notification lodged by the Virginia Irrigation Association Incorporated (VIA) on behalf of current and future members, to negotiate customer contracts with the South Australian Water Corporation for recycled water supplied via the Virginia Pipeline Scheme (VPS).
18 December 2019

ACCC proposes to authorise Victorian Councils energy buying group

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to the Municipal Association of Victoria and 48 Victorian Councils to pool their electricity demand and place a single tender calling for proposals for the supply of retail electricity services and renewable energy certificates (i.e. Large Scale Generation Certificates) from an electricity retailer. The ACCC proposes to grant authorisation for 11 years.
17 December 2019

ACCC grants authorisation to the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group & Ors to jointly procure landfill services

The ACCC has issued a determination granting authorisation to the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) and a group of 31 councils located across metropolitan Melbourne (together, the Applicants) to jointly procure services for receiving residual waste and related ancillary services.
17 December 2019

ACCC grants authorisation to the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group & Ors to jointly procure advanced waste processing services

The ACCC has decided to grant authorisation to the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) and a group of 16 councils located in south-eastern metropolitan Melbourne (collectively, the Applicants), to conduct a collaborative tender process for the procurement of advanced waste processing (AWP) services. This may include the construction of one or more advanced waste processing facilities.
6 December 2019

ACCC does not object to postage price increase by Australia Post

The ACCC has decided not to object to Australia Post’s proposal to increase the prices of ordinary letter services delivered to its regular timetable, including the basic postage rate (BPR) from $1.00 to $1.10.