The ACCC has released Part IIIA access undertaking guidelines. A service provider (or a person who expects to be the provider of a service) may give an access undertaking to the ACCC for assessment under Part IIIA.
The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to the Port of Townsville and Far North Queensland Ports Corporation to jointly procure, negotiate and contract for towage services for the ports of Cairns, Mourilyan, Lucinda and Townsville.
The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to Cairns Regional Council, Douglas Shire Council and Mareeba Regional Council to jointly procure waste collection services. Waste collection contracts will not become effective unless the ACCC decides to grant final authorisation.
The ACCC has issued a final determination granting authorisation to Melbourne City Council and 13 other parties to establish a joint renewable energy purchasing group, which they have called the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project.
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.
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’).