Updates

29 March 2016

ACCC proposes to grant authorisation to Plumbing Plus for collective bargaining, exclusive supply arrangements & catalogue program

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for Plumbing Plus and its members in relation to collective bargaining arrangements, exclusive supply arrangements and a catalogue program.
29 March 2016

ACCC authorises Southern Metropolitan Regional Council & Ors to collectively acquire recyclable waste processing services

The ACCC has issued a final determination granting authorisation to four Perth Councils to conduct a joint procurement process for the selection of a purchaser for their Materials Recovery Facility, and then jointly negotiating and contracting with the new owner for the provision of recyclable waste processing services.
22 March 2016

ACCC proposes to re-authorise Refrigerant Reclaim to continue recovery program

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant conditional re-authorisation to Refrigerant Reclaim Australia Ltd (RRA) and others to continue to operate a scheme to recover ozone-depleting and synthetic-greenhouse-gas refrigerants.
18 March 2016

Act now on unsafe hoverboards

The ACCC urges consumers that own hoverboards to contact their retailer or supplier to check the safety of the product.
17 March 2016

ACCC proposes to grant authorisation to CS Energy & others for joint negotiations with Batchfire Resources

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for CS Energy and others to jointly negotiate with Batchfire Resources Pty Ltd the terms and conditions (including price) of coal to be supplied to the Callide B and Callide C power stations in Queensland.
15 March 2016

2016 Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture

The ACCC and CHOICE will host the annual Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture in Sydney this evening.
26 February 2016

Consumer information on closure of Dick Smith Holdings

Dick Smith Holdings Ltd was a large electrical goods retailer, that operated approximately 390 stores under four brands, Dick Smith, Electronics powered by Dick Smith, Move and Move by Dick Smith. Ferrier Hodgson acting as the receiver advised the stock exchange on 25 February 2016 that the company is to be liquidated.
19 February 2016

ACCC re-authorises the Australian Hotels Association to collectively bargain on behalf of its members

The ACCC has granted re-authorisation to the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) on behalf of its current and future members to collectively bargain with participating suppliers for ten years.
19 February 2016

ACCC proposes to grant authorisation to TLS Association & TLA Australia to collectively bargain

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to TLS Association Pty Ltd & TLA Australia Ltd for ten years to collectively negotiate on behalf of its Telstra Licensed Shops and/or Telstra Business Centres members with suppliers of products and services to these members.
16 February 2016

New unfair contract terms law: free webinar

Does your small business receive standard form contracts on a ‘take it or leave it’ basis? Or does your business offer these contracts to small businesses? Register for our free webinar with ASIC to find out about the new law that will apply from 12 November 2016