Updates

16 June 2022

City of Hobart and Others joint organic waste processing authorised

The ACCC has granted authorisation to enable three Tasmanian councils to engage in collective tendering and contracting for food and garden organics processing services, including acceptance, sorting and disposal. Authorisation has been granted until 8 December 2026.
15 June 2022

The ACCC proposes to re-authorise collective procurement of various waste services by Albury City Council & Ors

The ACCC proposes to revoke authorisation AA1000596 and grant authorisation AA1000612 in substitution to enable 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.
9 June 2022

ACCC grants interim authorisation for Virgin Australia and Alliance Airlines to continue Charter Alliance Agreement

On 8 June 2022, the ACCC granted interim authorisation to Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Pty Ltd, Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Alliance Airlines Pty Limited and Alliance Aviation Services Limited (together, the Applicants) to enter into and give effect to an extension of their Charter Alliance Agreement.
31 May 2022

ACCC authorises Allpoint and Allpoint+ ATM network arrangements

The ACCC has issued a determination granting authorisation to enable Cardtronics to agree with financial institutions who become members of its proposed Allpoint and Allpoint+ ATM networks that Cardtronics will provide their cardholders with surcharge-free ATM transactions.
30 May 2022

ACCC authorises regional waste collection service for Perth councils

The ACCC has decided to authorise the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), the City of Bayswater, the Town of Bassendean and the Shire of Mundaring in relation to the establishment of a Regional Waste Collection Service, where each of the 3 councils, which account for 7% of households in metropolitan Perth, will jointly negotiate and administer, and enter and give effect to, service agreements with the EMRC for the provision of collection and ancillary waste services.
27 May 2022

ACCC proposes to authorise changes to Customer Owned Banking Code of Practice

The ACCC proposes to grant authorisation to the Customer Owned Banking Association, and current and future members, to implement certain provisions of the Customer Owned Banking Code of Practice for five years.
27 May 2022

ACCC authorises coordinated health provider response to COVID in West Australia

The ACCC has issued a final determination granting authorisation to the State of Western Australia as represented by the Department of Health (the Department) to permit coordination with various health service providers, in order to maximise the effectiveness of their response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
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.