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ACCC holiday operations

As the ACCC will have limited operations during the Christmas and New Year period, we wanted to provide you with details of arrangements over the break.

ACCC offices: Our offices will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020 until 8:30am on Monday 4 January 2021.

Generalist Versus Specialist Regulatory Models and the Risk of Unintended Deregulation

Publication

Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law, Volume 27, Number 2, 2019, Pages 119-122

Author

Rod Sims

Overview

This article postulates that policy-makers should be conscious of the different roles specialist and generalist regulators play in determining the best settings to make markets work for the long-term benefit of consumers.

Competition Law in time of crisis – Tackling the COVID-19 challenge: The Australian Competition and Consumer Agency

Publication

Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Volume 8, Issue 2, July 2020, Pages 264–266 

Author

Rod Sims

Overview

The Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the economic landscape in Australia and the focus of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC has refocused its priorities to ensure competition continues and the economic recovery is as swift as possible

ACCC amends Consumer Data Right Rules

The ACCC has made some important amendments to the Consumer Data Right Rules, following consent from the Treasurer.

The new rules expand the types of consumers who can use the Consumer Data Right (CDR) to include more business customers.  From 1 November 2021, the major banks will enable these customers to share their data with accredited data recipients when shopping around for better services.