Updates

13 April 2017

ACCC proposes to re-authorise arrangements for WA real estate and business agents

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission proposes to grant authorisation to the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) and its current and future members in relation to arrangements contained in its Membership Framework.

7 April 2017

New mandatory safety standard for elastic luggage straps labelling

The Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack, has announced a new mandatory safety standard under the Australian Consumer Law, updated to ensure consumers are fully informed about using elastic luggage straps safely.
31 March 2017

Horticulture Code FAQs

On 1 April 2017, the new Horticulture Code comes into effect. If you trade in horticulture produce on or after this date, you must comply with the terms of the new Code.

27 March 2017

ACCC proposes to re-authorise Homemakers South Limited to engage in collective bargaining

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant re-authorisation to Homemakers South Limited, trading as Homemakers Furniture & Sleepzone Bedding (Homemakers), to engage in collective bargaining.

22 March 2017

ACCC authorises RACQ and other state-based, member-owned automotive clubs and associations to engage in joint procurement

The ACCC has issued a final determination granting authorisation to The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Limited (RACQ) and five other state-based, member-owned automotive clubs and associations (the Applicants).

22 February 2017

ACCC grants authorisation to Finance Brokers Association of Australia

The ACCC has issued a final determination granting authorisation until 15 March 2022 to the Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA) in respect of a disciplinary scheme to enforce the FBAA Code of Conduct.

20 December 2016

ACCC grants authorisation to Superannuation Transaction Network stewardship arrangements

The ACCC has issued a final determination granting authorisation to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia in respect of stewardship arrangements for participation in the Superannuation Transaction Network. The ACCC has decided to grant authorisation until 10 January 2022.
16 December 2016

ACCC proposes to grant authorisation to the Finance Brokers Association of Australia

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for five years to the Finance Brokers Association of Australia in respect of a disciplinary scheme to enforce the FBAA Code of Conduct.
15 December 2016

ACCC proposes to grant authorisation to North East Waste & Resource Recovery Group

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group to jointly procure waste and resource recovery services and equipment on behalf of rural councils in north east Victoria.
12 December 2016

ACCC grants authorisation to northern Queensland councils

The ACCC has issued a final determination granting authorisation until 31 December 2028 to allow the Cairns Regional Council, Douglas Shire Council and Mareeba Shire Council to conduct a joint procurement process for waste collection services.