When the ACCC became aware of the proposed re-merger of Verve and Synergy it wrote to the WA Government expressing concern about the potential impact of the re-merger on competition and therefore on consumers. It is important to note that the WA Government did not seek ACCC clearance for the re-merger and nor did the ACCC provide clearance for the merger to proceed.
The ACCC has decided to grant authorisation until 28 August 2020 to the Cities of Wanneroo, Joondalup and Swan to jointly procure, negotiate and contract for the supply of services to process dry commingled recyclables collected by them through their yellow lid kerbside collection service.
When products from very large companies are portrayed as being those of small operators it misleads consumers and undermines the unique selling point that niche businesses depend on. Chairman Rod Sims explains the ACCC’s focus on credence claims.
ACCC tested common clothing and textile goods for specific dyes used in the manufacturing process. The ACCC found a small number contained unacceptable concentrations of certain azo dyes, which are known to break down to carcinogenic compounds called aromatic amines.