Authorisations

ACCC proposes to grant authorisation to Tasmanian vegetable growers to collectively bargain with processors

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to vegetable grower members of the Tasmanian Farmer and Graziers Association (TFGA) to collectively bargain with vegetable processors Simplot and McCain, as well as any future vegetable processor in Tasmania.

ACCC authorises minimum retail prices on Festool power tools

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has granted conditional authorisation to Tooltechnic Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd (Tooltechnic) to set minimum retail prices on Festool power tools until 31 December 2018.

This is the first application for authorisation to set minimum retail prices, a practice known as resale price maintenance, under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

ACCC allows university medical schools to continue streamlined admission and interview policies

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has now issued a final decision re-authorising policies that  govern the selection and interviewing of applicants to study medicine at Australian graduate-entry medical schools.

The Preference and Interview Policies are a collaboration between ten university medical schools in the GAMSAT Consortium.

Under the Preference Policy, applicants submit a single online application listing in order of preference up to six medical schools to which they wish to apply.

ACCC authorises Jewellers Association proposal for a tailored retail tenancies database

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has granted authorisation until 31 December 2019 to allow the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) to work with members to establish and operate a retail tenancy database.

The database will provide de-identified information about the terms and conditions of retail leases entered into by members of the JAA.  Members can choose to use this information in assessing their current and future lease arrangements.

ACCC proposes to allow university medical schools to continue streamlined admission and interview policies

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to re-authorise policies which govern the selection and interviewing of applicants to study medicine at Australian graduate-entry medical schools.

The Preference and Interview Policies are a collaboration between ten university medical schools in the GAMSAT Consortium.

“These policies streamline the application and interview process and produce cost savings for the medical schools,” ACCC Deputy Chair Dr Michael Schaper said.

ACCC proposes to conditionally authorise minimum retail prices on Festool power tools

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to grant conditional authorisation to Tooltechnic Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd (Tooltechnic) to set minimum retail prices on Festool power tools for three years.

The ACCC is seeking submissions from interested parties in relation to its draft determination, before making a final decision. Submissions are due by 7 November 2014.