Business

ACCC advice

The ACCC provided its advice to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) on 10 October 2016. The MDBA publicly released this advice on 22 November 2016.

ACCC business stakeholder survey report 2016

The ACCC sought the direct views of businesses on our performance in administering regulation through the 2016 ACCC business stakeholder survey.

Final advice

The ACCC provided its final advice to the Minister on 21 September 2016. The Minister publicly released this advice and on 15 November 2016 gave notice of his intention to repeal Part 5 of the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010, consistent with the ACCC’s rule advice 5-L. 

On 31 January 2017, the Minister made rules to repeal Part 5 of the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010. This removed requirements on operators to produce five-yearly Network Service Plans, consultation papers and information statements. The amended rules commenced on 1 July 2017.

ACCCount 1 July to 30 September 2016

ACCCount details the ACCC's activities in the enforcement of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, merger reviews, compliance actions, adjudication issues, economic regulation and international involvement.

Unfair terms in small business contracts

On 12 November 2016, a new law to protect small businesses from unfair terms in business-to-business standard form contracts took effect across Australia.

The Sharing Economy: A guide for private traders

This guidance is designed to help private traders understand their rights and obligations in the sharing economy.

ACCCount 1 April to 30 June 2016

ACCCount details the ACCC's activities in the enforcement of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, merger reviews, compliance actions, adjudication issues, economic regulation and international involvement.

Ban on excessive surcharging by large businesses starts today

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding large businesses of a new ban on charging consumers excessive payment surcharges, which commences today.

“The new law limits the amount a large business can charge customers for use of payment methods such as most credit and debit cards. Businesses can only pass on the permitted costs of the payment method such as bank fees and terminal costs,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.