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  1. Red Balloon pays penalty for excessive payment surcharges

    17 November 2017 - infringement notices by the ACCC for alleged breaches of the new excessive payment surcharges laws in the Competition and Consumer … surcharges in respect of payments they made by MasterCard credit, Visa credit, Visa debit and MasterCard debit respectively. “Red Balloon was charging these customers more than allowed under the law prohibiting excessive payment surcharges on card …
  2. ACCC acknowledges GrainCorp’s removal of outload fee surcharge

    20 December 2016 - 20 December 2016 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has ended its investigation into a surcharge … facilities to rival port terminals. The ACCC had been investigating whether the imposition of the surcharge increased the cost … operations, the ACCC was concerned that the surcharge could affect competition along grain supply chains, particularly at a time …
  3. Small business contacts up 30 per cent

    22 January 2018 - including competition law reform, the ban on excessive payment surcharges and the new laws for unfair contract terms. “Many … breaches of the new excessive payment surcharges laws. The ACCC took court action against JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd …
  4. High Court rules in ACCC's favour in air cargo cartel case

    14 June 2017 - alleging they colluded with other airlines on charges for fuel, security, insurance surcharges, and a customs fee …
  5. ACCC appeal upheld in air cargo case

    21 March 2016 - in by PT Garuda Indonesia Ltd (Garuda) and Air New Zealand Ltd (Air NZ) relating to the imposition of agreed surcharges … relating to the imposition of air cargo surcharges on cargo sent to Australia,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said. “Although … this decision is significant because it confirms the ACCC’s view that the conduct by the airlines in fixing air cargo surcharges
  6. Small business concerns continue to rise

    26 July 2016 - said. “Concerns about changes to new credit card surcharging laws in September, and new changes to the ACL that will extend … from the Small Business community." The ACCC has prepared advice for small business on the new credit card surcharging laws ( Excessive payment surcharges ) and new Unfair Contract Term protections ( Business-to-business unfair contract terms ). Small …
  7. Platform Operators in the Sharing Economy ( PDF 326.72 KB | DOCX 118.69 KB )

    3 November 2016 - consumers may be misled about the true price. Similarly, if platform operators impose a surcharge for payments using credit, debit or pre-paid cards, the surcharge must not exceed the costs to the platform operator of accepting the payment method. For more information visit payment surcharges on the ACCC website. Platform operators should:  ensure that displayed prices …
  8. Populism and the CCA

    30 November 2017 - surcharges, the Government gave us many important inquiries to run in electricity, gas and banking … I could use this entire …
  9. Enhancing competition in retail

    28 September 2016 - for retailers: adjusting to new bans on excessive payment surcharges, new labelling requirements around country of origin labelling …
  10. Enforcement priorities at the ACCC

    24 September 2013 - freight surcharges, and the proceedings have included Qantas, British Airways and more recently Emirates, Singapore Airlines …