Updates

21 April 2015

Small business scams & cybercrime forum

Scams and cybercrime such as identity theft impose significant financial, legal and reputational costs on thousands of small businesses each year. The ACCC and IPA are hosting a free forum on small business scams and cybercrime.
13 April 2015

ACCC inquiry into Eastern and Southern Australian wholesale gas prices

On 13 April 2015 the Australian Government directed the ACCC to commence a 12 month inquiry into the competitiveness of wholesale gas prices in Eastern and Southern Australia.
9 April 2015

ACCC grants interim authorisation to Maitland City Council

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to allow Maitland City Council on behalf of itself, Cessnock City Council, and Singleton Council to continue to manage a joint tendering process for organic waste services involving the collection and processing of organics and potentially the collection, sorting and disposal of bulky waste.
7 April 2015

ACCC re-authorises Bulk Electronic Clearing System suspension & termination regulations

The ACCC has issued a determination re-authorising the suspension and termination provisions of the Australian Payments Clearing Association’s Bulk Electronic Clearing System regulations.
2 April 2015

A 'free' gift could cost you thousands

Before you sign up for a Vocational education and training (VET) course, the ACCC is encouraging you to understand exactly what you are committing to, what it will cost and what the course will deliver.
26 March 2015

ACCC re-authorises collective bargaining by international airlines

The ACCC has decided to grant authorisation for 10 years to the Board of Airline Representatives of Australia Inc to continue 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. The ACCC grants authorisation until 16 April 2025.

4 March 2015

ACCC grants authorisation to Tasmanian farmers for collective bargaining with vegetable processors

The ACCC grants authorisation to the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association to allow them to continue to collectively negotiate the terms and conditions of growing contracts with vegetable processors in Tasmania.
4 March 2015

ACCC proposes to re-authorise Bulk Electronic Clearing System regulations

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to re-authorise the suspension and termination provisions of the Australian Payments Clearing Association’s BECS regulations.
3 March 2015

Sign up to receive free small business email updates

Do you run a small business? Do you work with or advise small businesses? You can keep up with all the latest news and events relevant to the small business sector by signing up to the ACCC’s Small Business Information Network.
24 February 2015

Court puts supplier bullying on notice

Following the Coles case, other major companies should realise that no matter how much market power they hold, they must still deal with their suppliers fairly.