Updates

20 June 2019

APESMA to continue to assist translators and interpreters in contract negotiations

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to allow The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia (APESMA) to continue to collectively negotiate terms of engagement of members who provide translator and interpreter services.
19 June 2019

Collective bargaining by Seedvise likely to deliver public benefits

The ACCC has issued a draft determination and has granted interim authorisation for Seedvise to continue to collectively bargain with grain buyers.
13 June 2019

Buying a franchise? Know the risks

We’ve developed a number of resources for people who are thinking about buying a franchise to provide information and guidance on what to consider and steps to take before signing up as a franchisee.
6 June 2019

Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association to implement new Code of Conduct

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to allow the Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association Limited (RCSA) to give effect to its new Professional Conduct Regime. As a transitional measure, the authorisation would also allow RCSA to continue to give effect to its current Code for Professional Conduct and disciplinary procedures until the new Regime is implemented.
10 May 2019

Northern Rivers Councils to collectively bargain with financial institutions

On 27 March 2019, Byron Shire Council, Ballina Shire Council, Clarence Valley Council, Kyogle Shire Council, Rous County Council and Tweed Shire Council (together, ‘the Councils’) lodged a collective bargaining notification seeking to jointly tender, negotiate and administer individual contracts with a financial institution for banking and bill payment services.
10 May 2019

Myer authorised to continue joint promotions with concession stores

The ACCC has issued a final determination re-authorising Myer to invite 'concession stores', which operate separate businesses within Myer stores and/or sell through Myer’s online retail store, to take part in Myer promotions.
8 May 2019

ACCC issues ACCCount for January to March 2019 quarter

ACCCount details the ACCC’s enforcement, compliance, merger, adjudication, economic regulation, market studies, advocacy and international activities.
17 April 2019

ACCC seeks views on regulation at T-Ports' Lucky Bay bulk grain port terminal

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released an issues paper seeking views on whether T-Ports Pty Ltd (T-Ports) should be exempt from certain parts of the Wheat Ports Code when providing bulk grain export port terminal services at Lucky Bay.
11 April 2019

ACCC publishes final copyright guidelines

The ACCC has published a set of guidelines to assist the Copyright Tribunal of Australia in the determination of copyright remuneration (Copyright Guidelines).
10 April 2019

Byron Shire Council, Ballina Shire Council and Richmond Valley Council to collectively bargain with waste services providers

The ACCC has decided not to object to the notification lodged by Byron Shire Council, on behalf of itself, Ballina Shire Council and Richmond Valley Council (together, the Councils) to jointly tender, negotiate and administer contracts in relation to the receival, sorting, recovery and processing of recyclables.