Updates

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.
9 April 2019

New water charge rules from July 2020

The ACCC welcomes amendments to the water charge rules designed to improve pricing transparency and make it easier for operators to comply. The changes are now expected to come into effect on 1 July 2020.
9 April 2019

Removal of the IP exemption in s51(3) of the CCA

Section 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) has been repealed by the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 5) Act 2019 (Cth). 
3 April 2019

Just bought a new car?

If something goes wrong with your new car, you may be entitled to a remedy under the consumer guarantees as well as the manufacturer's warranty or any extended warranty you might have.
1 April 2019

ACCC extends transmission regulation for five years

The ACCC has decided to extend the DTCS declaration for a further five years and to vary the service description, consistent with its draft report released on 5 December 2018.
28 March 2019

Myer to conduct joint promotions with concession stores

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to re-authorise 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.
28 March 2019

Mood Media and Stingray Group to conduct joint negotiations with APRA AMCOS

The ACCC has decided not to object to the notification lodged by Mood Media Australia Pty Ltd (Mood Media) on behalf of itself and Stingray Group Inc (Stingray Group) to enable them to collectively negotiate the terms and conditions of music licence agreements with APRA AMCOS.
21 March 2019

David Jones to conduct joint promotions with concession stores

The ACCC has issued a final determination re-authorising David Jones department stores to invite “concession stores”, which operate separate businesses within David Jones stores and/or sell through David Jones' online retail store, to take part in David Jones promotions.
1 March 2019

Tobacco Free certification trademark approved

The ACCC has approved an application for a certification trademark that signals to potential investors that investments by a fund manager or financial institution are ‘tobacco-free’.