Competing fairly

Federal Court declares anticompetitive conduct by Cement Australia

The Federal Court in Brisbane has made declarations in the ACCC v Cement Australia Pty Ltd & Ors matter, finding numerous contraventions of section 45 of the then Trade Practices Act 1974, now the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

Section 45 of the Act prohibits corporations from entering into, and giving effect to, contracts and arrangements that have the purpose or effect of substantially lessening competition.

Authorisation

Where businesses are concerned that their proposed conduct may give rise to a breach of the competition provisions of the Act, they can seek authorisation from the ACCC. If the ACCC is satisfied that the relevant legal test is met and grants authorisation, this removes the risk of legal action under the competition provisions.

Online reviews - a guide for business & review platforms

This guide has been designed to help you ensure the integrity of reviews on your site, or about your business.

Unconscionable conduct in the Indigenous art & craft sector

Know your rights and how to protect yourself - a guide for artists and art centres assisting artists

ICN anti-cartel enforcement template

This template is intended to provide information for the International Competition Network member competition agencies about each other’s legislation concerning hardcore cartels.

Avoiding unfair business practices - a guide for businesses & legal practitioners

This guide covers misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, false or misleading representations and related offences, information standards and country of origin representations.

Unconscionable conduct

Provides practical tips for businesses to minimise the risk of becoming a victim of unconscionable conduct or to avoid engaging in such conduct towards other businesses or consumers.

Medical rosters

Rosters are an important part of providing sustainable health services to the community, particularly in rural and regional Australia. Some rostering arrangements may be considered anti-competitive and there are three criteria to satisfy to ensure arrangements do not breach the Act.