The collective bargaining class exemption made by the ACCC became available for businesses to use on 3 June 2021. Details about the collective bargaining class exemption, including how it operates and a register of businesses who are using the class exemption, are available on the ACCC’s webpage for the class exemption.

The documents below provide details of the process the ACCC undertook in developing the class exemption.

As the collective bargaining class exemption has now been finalised, this page is no longer active and will not be updated.

Initial public consultation

Legislative instrument

ACCC correspondence


Document title Date
Archistruct Pty Ltd
Franchise Relationships Institute
Family Car Rentals
Koalakrane Darwin
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
National Irrigators' Council
Cable Beachside Villas
Housing Industry Association
Rural Business Tasmania
Andrew Lumb
Victorian Small Business Commission
Dr Tess Hardy, Melbourne Law School and Professor Shae McCrystal, The University of Sydney Law School
Queensland Law Society
IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre
Australian Automotive Dealer Association
Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation - UNSW Sydney
REA Group
Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals
Queensland Farmers' Federation
Prof Dr William van Caenegem; Dr Madeline Taylor; Dr Jen Cleary; Dr Brenda Marshall
NSW Small Business Commissioner
Australian Pork Limited
National Farmers' Federation
Australian Chicken Growers' Council
Shopping Centre Council of Australia
Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association
Department of Jobs and Small Business
Small and Medium Enterprise Committee - Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section
Law Council of Australia - Business Law Section
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