Guidelines on concerted practices

These Guidelines set out how the ACCC currently proposes to interpret s. 45(1)(c) and describes the general approach the ACCC will take in investigating alleged contraventions of s. 45(1)(c).

These Guidelines also include examples to illustrate the types of conduct that the ACCC considers are likely or unlikely to contravene s. 45(1)(c).

The ACCC is responsible for investigating and enforcing the competition provisions of the CCA, including s. 45(1)(c). This includes the power to bring court proceedings seeking to prove that the CCA has been contravened.  Businesses may also be subject to action by private parties for contraventions of s. 45(1)(c).