Updates

20 August 2014

Consumer resources for people with a disability

The ACCC has released an educational package for consumers with disabilities. Including a collection of online resources, a scam alert and educational video, the package is designed to help disability consumers be alert to potential scams and understand and exercise their consumer rights.
14 August 2014

ACCC Shopper App updated

We’ve launched an updated version of our popular Shopper App with a new design and a number of improvements.
14 August 2014

ACCC allows Catholic health providers to collectively bargain with Funding Organisations and suppliers

The ACCC has granted authorisation to the Catholic Negotiating Alliance (CNA), a network of nine hospital and aged care service providers, to collectively negotiate with Funding Organisations (including private health funds) and suppliers of various goods and services.
14 August 2014

ACCC proposes to re-authorise Queensland liquor accord framework

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant conditional authorisation for local liquor accords operating in Queensland to adopt a pro-forma liquor accord developed by the Queensland Office of Liquor and Gaming (OLGR).
14 August 2014

ACCC allows new levy to combat oyster mortality syndrome

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation for Australian Seafood Industries (ASI) to collect a levy, in conjunction with hatcheries, on the purchase of Pacific oyster spat.
14 August 2014

ACCC suggestion is far from novel and not anti-competitive

ACCC Commissioners Jill Walker and Roger Featherston provide a response to an AFR opinion piece written by Graeme Samuel and Stephen King on the suggested amendments to section 46.
13 August 2014

ACCC re-authorises collective bargaining by TAB agents in NSW with Tabcorp

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has decided to re-authorise the TAB Agents Association of New South Wales to collectively negotiate the terms and conditions of service with TAB Limited (Tabcorp) and to participate in the resolution of disputes between more than one of its members and Tabcorp.
12 August 2014

ACCC statement on Verve and Synergy re-merger

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.
11 August 2014

Consumer rights in the frame

Derek Farrell talks about a recent investigation into door-to-door sales and that companies operating in remote areas need to improve their sales practices.
6 August 2014

ACCC has granted authorisation to Perth councils for joint waste tender

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.