Updates

21 March 2019

David Jones to conduct joint promotions with concession stores

The ACCC has issued a final determination re-authorising David Jones department stores to invite “concession stores”, which operate separate businesses within David Jones stores and/or sell through David Jones' online retail store, to take part in David Jones promotions.

The ACCC has previously granted authorisation to David Jones for substantially the same conduct three times, each time for five years.  The current authorisation is due to expire on 17 April 2019, which is why David Jones is seeking re-authorisation.

1 March 2019

Tobacco Free certification trademark approved

The ACCC has approved an application for a certification trademark that signals to potential investors that investments by a fund manager or financial institution are ‘tobacco-free’.
1 March 2019

David Jones to conduct joint promotions with concession stores

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to re-authorise David Jones department stores to invite “concession stores”, which operate separate businesses within David Jones stores and/or sell through David Jones' online retail store, to take part in David Jones promotions.
28 February 2019

ACCC grants interim authorisation to the Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to allow the Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association Limited (RCSA) to continue to give effect to RCSA’s previously authorised Professional Conduct Regime.
7 February 2019

ACCC seeks views on regulation at GrainCorp's Portland bulk grain port terminal

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released an issues paper seeking views on whether to exempt GrainCorp Operations Limited (GrainCorp) from certain parts of the Code at its port terminal facility at Portland.
1 February 2019

ACCC authorises collective waste tendering by two Queensland Councils

The ACCC has released a final determination granting authorisation to Central Highlands Regional Council and Isaac Regional Council (the Applicants) to jointly tender, and enter in a contract or contracts, for the acquisition of waste collection services until 4 October 2029.
21 December 2018

Joint recommendations to improve gas market transparency

The ACCC and Gas Market Reform Group (GMRG) have today released a joint paper on measures to improve the transparency of the east coast gas market.

The joint paper follows an announcement by the then Prime Minister in March 2017 for the ACCC and GMRG to work together to advise on options to quickly improve transparency across the gas supply chain.

In keeping with the Prime Minister’s announcement, the ACCC and GMRG have worked together to identify the information deficiencies in the east coast gas market and the measures that could be taken to address these.

20 December 2018

Rivawine wine grape grower group to receive 10 year immunity for collective negotiation

The ACCC has decided not to object to the notification lodged by Rivawine Collaboration Pty Ltd (Rivawine).
19 December 2018

Victorian pharmacists to collectively negotiate with electricity retailers

The ACCC has decided not to object to the notification lodged by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia – Victorian Branch (the Guild) on behalf its members to enable collective negotiations with electricity retailers in Victoria.
17 December 2018

ACCC proposes to grant authorisation to Queensland councils for collective waste tendering

The ACCC has released a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to Central Highlands and Isaac Regional Council (the Applicants) to collectively tender and contract for waste collection services until 4 October 2029.