Updates

12 February 2015

ACCC re-authorises Australian Paper Clearing System suspension and termination regulations

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a determination re-authorising the suspension and termination provisions of the Australian Payments Clearing Association’s (APCA) Australian Paper Clearing System (APCS) regulations. The ACCC has re-authorised the provisions for ten years.
12 February 2015

ACCC authorises Tabcorp, TAB, Tabcorp Europe & TAB ACT’s international pooling arrangements

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a determination granting authorisation to Tabcorp, TAB, Tabcorp Europe & Tabcorp ACT in relation to international pooling arrangements with HKJC Horse Race Betting Limited and to allow for the transmission of bets by Australian punters into Hong Kong pools.
12 February 2015

ACCC authorises Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s international pooling arrangements

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a determination granting authorisation to Racing and Wagering Western Australia in relation to current and future pooling arrangements with overseas wagering operators to allow for the transmission of bets by Western Australian punters into overseas pools.
11 February 2015

ACCC proposes to re-authorise collective bargaining by international airlines

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to re-authorise the Board of Airline Representatives of Australia to collectively bargain on behalf of its current and future members and to give effect to arrangements for the acquisition of essential aviation services from operators of international airports and other particular service providers.
11 February 2015

ACCC conducting market research

The ACCC has engaged market research company ORC international to conduct research as part of a project to help us understand how well the role of the ACCC is understood, how effective we are and how well we communicate.
30 January 2015

ACCC grants authorisation to Etihad/Alitalia alliance

The ACCC has issued a final determination granting authorisation to Etihad Airways PJSC & Alitalia in relation to a Co-operation Agreement under which they will coordinate various aspects of their supply of international air transport services.
29 January 2015

ACCC authorises North West Power System dispatch rules

The ACCC has issued a determination granting authorisation to allow participants in the North West Power System to agree to rules relating to the coordination of electricity dispatch schedules for electricity generators in the NWPS.
19 December 2014

Choosing a new mobile plan this Christmas

If you get a new mobile phone for Christmas you might also decide to sign up to a new mobile plan at the same time. There are lots of different mobile phone plans out there, and finding a plan that suits you can be difficult.
18 December 2014

ACCC proposes to authorise North West Power System dispatch rules

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to allow participants in the North West Power System to agree to rules relating to the coordination of electricity dispatch schedules for electricity generators in the NWPS.
18 December 2014

Improved safety standard for bean bags

The Australian Government has announced a new mandatory safety standard for bean bags, to commence on 1 January 2016.