Updates

3 June 2020

ACCC issues revised conditional interim authorisation to Private Healthcare Australia Limited (PHA)

On 2 June 2020, the ACCC revoked the urgent interim authorisation granted on 8 April 2020 to PHA, its members, and Members Health Fund Alliance and its members, and issued conditional interim authorisation to strengthen reporting conditions under the interim authorisation, and to ensure appropriate transparency of activities occurring pursuant to the interim authorisation.
19 May 2020

Private and public hospitals in the ACT authorised to cooperate on COVID-19 response

Private healthcare facilities and health agencies in the Australian Capital Territory will be able to cooperate in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, following an interim authorisation granted to the ACT Health Directorate today.
8 May 2020

Australian Medical Association (NSW) authorised to collectively negotiate with private hospitals

The Australian Medical Association (NSW) Limited (AMA (NSW)) has been granted interim authorisation to collectively bargain with private hospitals about the contract terms of Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs) who are working in private hospitals, but are providing public patient services that have been transferred there from public hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
7 May 2020

ACCC authorises British Airways and Qatar Airways coordination

The ACCC has issued a determination granting authorisation to British Airways (BA) and Qatar Airways (QR) for five years to coordinate air passenger services on routes between Australia and the UK/Europe.
1 May 2020

Private and public hospitals in NSW and Tasmania authorised to cooperate on COVID-19 response

Private healthcare facilities and health agencies in Tasmania and New South Wales respectively will be able to cooperate in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, following separate interim authorisations granted by the ACCC today.
29 April 2020

WA private and public hospitals able to co-operate on COVID-19 response

The ACCC has today granted interim authorisation to Western Australia’s Department of Health, private hospitals and public health agencies to enable them to work together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
23 April 2020

ACCC proposes to exempt Cargill at Port Adelaide

The ACCC has released a draft determination proposing to grant Cargill Australia Limited’s (Cargill) Port Adelaide port terminal facility exempt service provider status under the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct (the Code).
8 April 2020

ACCC conditionally approves independent supermarkets collective bargaining group

The ACCC has issued a determination conditionally authorising Co-Operative Supermarkets Australia Limited (CSA) to represent its members in collective negotiations with a range of suppliers of goods and services to the Australian grocery industry and allow information sharing between CSA and its members regarding terms of supply to support these negotiations.
8 April 2020

ACCC authorises Queensland liquor accords to adopt pro-forma provisions

The ACCC has issued a determination granting re‑authorisation to enable current and future Liquor Accord members and Safe Night Precinct local board members to make a liquor accord agreement containing certain price control or supply control provisions as set out in (or in narrower terms than) a pro‑forma liquor agreement.
8 April 2020

Independent Vending Machine Operators Association to collectively bargain with Suppliers

The ACCC has decided to not object to the notification lodged by the Independent Vending Machine Operators Association of Australia (Incorporated) (IVMOA) to enable its current and future members to negotiate the terms of supply agreements with various suppliers of vending machine goods.