ACCC issues ACCCount for July to September 2017 quarter

ACCCount details the ACCC’s enforcement, compliance, merger, adjudication, economic regulation, market studies, advocacy and international activities during the July to September 2017 quarter.

This edition includes:

  • The ACCC institutes proceedings in the Federal Court against Viagogo alleging it breached the Australia Consumer Law when reselling entertainment, music and live sport tickets.
  • A fine of $25 million against Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha marking the first successful prosecution under the criminal cartel provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
  • The ACCC forms the Takata Taskforce and investigates the safety of motor vehicles containing Takata airbags.
  • A fine of $8 million against Get Qualified Australia for multiple breaches of the Australian Consumer Law.
  • A fine of $750,000 against Snowdale Holdings for making false or misleading representations that its eggs were ‘free range’.
  • A ban on excessive payment surcharges applying to all businesses across Australia.

To read the full report, see: ACCCount 1 July to 30 September 2017


Published date: 
7 November 2017