Updates

26 August 2016

ACCC proposes to re-authorise alliance between Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to re-authorise Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines to continue their existing airline alliance for a further five years.
11 August 2016

ACCC issues guideline for Part XIC declaration provisions for telecommunications services

On 11 August 2016, the ACCC finalised the guideline for the Part XIC declaration provisions for telecommunication services.
11 August 2016

ACCC releases guidelines for Part IIIA Access Undertakings

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.
4 August 2016

ACCC grants interim authorisation to Port of Townsville & Far North QLD Ports Corporation

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.
29 July 2016

ACCC re-authorises CoAct to collectively tender for social services contracts

The ACCC has issued a final determination granting re-authorisation to Job Futures Ltd, trading as CoAct, and its members. The ACCC has decided to grant authorisation until 19 August 2026.
27 July 2016

ACCC grants interim authorisation to northern Queensland councils

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.
22 July 2016

ACCC grants authorisation to renewable energy joint purchasing group

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.
21 July 2016

Q & A: Metcash’s proposed acquisition of Home Timber & Hardware

The information contains some questions and answers about the ACCC's review of the proposed acquisition of Home Timber and Hardware Group (HTHG) by Metcash.
20 July 2016

ACCC to authorise exclusive supply of compressed natural gas tanks for mining vehicles

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.
14 July 2016

New mandatory standard to ensure safety of self-balancing scooters

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’).