Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims provides an update on grocery issues at the Australian Food & Grocery Council Leaders Forum in Canberra. He talks about the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, misleading health claims, recent work in agriculture and the ACCC's role in assisting with competition issues and free trade agreements.
At the AFR Retail Summit in Melbourne, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims discusses three related themes around competition and retail; first, removing restrictions, and using the competition laws to good effect; second, addressing misuse of bargaining power in the supply chain; and third, how consumer protection plays an important role in creating a level playing field and underpinning competition and our market economy.
ACCC Chair Rod Sims delivers his annual address to the Law Council of Australia's Competition and Consumer Workshop. Mr Sims discusses key competition cases and the ACCC's recent record on merger reviews. He also reports that market studies are now a core part of the ACCC's work.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Deputy Chair Michael Schaper has today launched a new guide for small businesses and farmers on the potential benefits of collective bargaining.
A collective bargaining arrangement allows two or more competing businesses to jointly negotiate with a supplier or a customer over terms, conditions, and prices. Where the ACCC is satisfied that the arrangement provides an overall public benefit, it can allow conduct which may otherwise be prohibited by the Competition and Consumer Act.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims today provided insights on media laws, intellectual property and recent ACCC competition activities at the RBB Economics Conference in Sydney.
Mr Sims focussed on the current innovation debate.
“As someone with a long interest in this debate, I hope most focus will be on the “three Rs” of innovation: appropriate tax, industrial relations and competition policies,” Mr Sims said.
At the RBB Economics Conference in Sydney, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims discusses the current innovation debate. Mr Sims provides insights on media laws, intellectual property and recent ACCC competition activities.
Price monitoring for monopoly infrastructure is ill-conceived in theory and not working in practice, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims said today.
At the Gilbert + Tobin infrastructure workshop in Melbourne, Mr Sims called for a return to the approach to regulation of monopoly infrastructure envisaged by the Hilmer Committee.
“Hilmer recognised that the regulation of monopoly infrastructure would require, at a minimum, the implementation of a negotiate/arbitrate framework.”
Speaking at the Gilbert + Tobin infrastructure workshop in Melbourne, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims calls for a return to the approach to regulation of monopoly infrastructure envisaged by the Hilmer Committee. Mr Sims also argues that it is wrong to suggest that we should not be concerned about high monopoly pricing of infrastructure because the result is only a pure transfer of economic rent. Mr Sims also refers to the ACCC’s work with Australian governments to highlight the importance of privatising assets to promote competition, rather than just the sale price.
ACCC Chairman Rod Sims delivers the opening address at the Annual Competition Law and Economics Workshop in Adelaide. Introducing the workshop theme, Mr Sims discusses issues confronting the ACCC when applying Australia’s competition law, the importance of the Harper Review and the reality of increasing globalisation.
Addressing an industry forum hosted by the Australian Food and Grocery Council in Canberra, Chairman Rod Sims discusses the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, the ACCC's increased focus on the agricultural sector, proposed changes to country of origin labelling and truth in advertising.