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On 20 December 2018, the ACCC announced it had accepted an undertaking (the Undertaking) from Thales pursuant to s 87B of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) in connection with Thales’ proposal to acquire all issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Gemalto by way of a full public offer subject to the terms and conditions of a merger agreement between Thales and Gemalto (the Proposed Acquisition). The Proposed Acquisition will result in Gemalto becoming a subsidiary of Thales.
On 19 December 2018 the ACCC made binding rules of conduct that apply to a DTCS service to Christmas Island provided by Vocus Communications Limited. Vocus will provide transmission services between mainland Australia and the External Territory of Christmas Island by way of a subsea cable.
On 14 December 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accepted a section 87B undertaking from Tigerair Australia Pty Ltd (Tigerair Australia). On 28 October 2020, Virgin Australia Group advised that it had discontinued the Tigerair Australia brand, and sought the ACCC’s consent to the withdrawal of the undertaking pursuant to s.87B(2) of the Act. As Tigerair Australia is no longer operating, the ACCC has provided its consent to withdraw the undertaking in its entirety.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd (Virgin Australia). Virgin Australia provided this Undertaking in response to the ACCC’s concerns that Virgin Australia’s booking platforms may have created an overall impression that risked misleading consumers about the nature and potential application of their consumer guarantee rights, including about the remedies that consumers may be entitled to in the event of flight delays or cancellations.

Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd

14 December 2018
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd (Jetstar). In December 2018, the ACCC also instituted proceedings against Jetstar in the Federal Court of Australia, alleging that Jetstar had made certain false and misleading representations to consumers about the nature and potential application of their consumer guarantee rights, including about the remedies that consumers may be entitled to in the event of flight delays or cancellations.

Qantas Airways Limited

14 December 2018
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Qantas Airways Limited (Qantas). Qantas provided this Undertaking in response to the ACCC’s concerns that Qantas’ Booking Platforms may have created an overall impression that risked misleading consumers about the nature and potential application of their consumer guarantee rights, including about the remedies that consumers may be entitled to in the event of flight delays or cancellations.

Wiggle Limited - Section 87B

11 December 2018
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Wiggle Limited (Wiggle) in relation to misleading representations about consumers’ statutory rights under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) that were likely to contravene sections 18 and 29(1)(m).
Declared service Pursuant to section 152ALA(4) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act), the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission extends the expiry date for the Fixed Terminating Access Service (FTAS) declaration to 30 June 2024.

Local Carriage Service

23 November 2018
Declared service Pursuant to section 152ALA(4) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act), the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission extends the expiry date for the Local Carriage Service (LCS) declaration to 30 June 2024.
Declared service Pursuant to section 152ALA(4) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act), the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission extends the expiry date for the Fixed Originating Access Service (FOAS) declaration to 30 June 2024.