Updates

26 June 2020

ACCC proposes to authorise coordination for the supply of medical equipment

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant conditional authorisation to the Medical Technology Association of Australia Limited (the MTAA), its members, and relevant non-members in the medical technology industry, to enable them to coordinate the supply of medical equipment and related supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
17 June 2020

ACCC proposes to authorise arrangements for the distribution of retransmission royalties

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to the Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society Ltd (ASDACS) to make its membership conditional on directors assigning to it all of their copyrights in relation to the retransmission of the films they direct.
10 June 2020

ACCC revokes and replaces supermarkets COVID-19 interim authorisation

The ACCC has revoked the interim authorisation dated 26 March 2020 authorising Coles, Woolworths, Metcash, ALDI and other approved retailers to cooperate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
9 June 2020

ACCC proposes to re-authorise card payment regulations

The ACCC proposes to grant re-authorisation to Australian Payments Network Limited (AusPayNet) for the certification, suspension, and termination provisions of the Issuers and Acquirers Community (IAC) Regulations and Code Set.
4 June 2020

ACCC grants interim authorisation to continue interoperability arrangements for electronic prescriptions in pharmacies

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation to enable eRx Script Exchange Pty Ltd (eRx) to continue to give effect to a revenue sharing arrangement with IP MDS Pty Ltd (formerly MediSecure Pty Ltd (MDS).
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.