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ACCC 2022/2023 enforcement priorities
Insight 04 Mar 2022

'Green' claims, misleading conduct online, disruptions to supply chains, exclusive contracting, digital platforms and essential services will all be a focus in 2022/2023. The ACCC is also advocating for significant changes to the consumer law and the current merger regime. ...

Significant changes to unfair contract terms laws ahead
Insight 14 Feb 2022

On 9 February 2022, the Commonwealth Government tabled in parliament its reforms to unfair contract terms laws via the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Tax Integrity and Supporting Business Investment) Bill 2022 (Cth). Given the imminent passage of these reforms, now is the time to prepare your organisation for the changes and review and amend any potentially problematic standard form contracts. ...

In Touch: Highest total penalty amount ever imposed under ACL; and other developments
Insight 10 Dec 2021

NAB acquisition of Citigroup Australia Pty Limited’s Aust consumer business; Turnitin LLC's acquisition of Ouriginal Group AB; Techtronic Industries Australia; JBS acquisition of Rivalea Holdings and Oxdale Dairy Enterprise; Compass Matin; Australian Institute of Professional Education Pty Ltd ...

In Touch: Meta cleared to acquire Kustomer; and other developments
Insight 24 Nov 2021

Mereenie gas field joint marketing; Meta's acquisition of Kustomer; Alkaloids of Australia pleads guilty to criminal cartel charges; no appeal for Volkswagen; Please Hold agrees to amend contracts; Bare Cremation pays penalty for allegedly misleading consumers ...

Digital Platform Services Inquiry Third Interim Report – introducing choice screens in general search services
Insight 17 Nov 2021

The ACCC recently published its third Digital Platform Services Inquiry Interim Report (Choice Screen Report) as part of its ongoing role monitoring the impact of digital platforms on competition and consumers. The Choice Screen Report focuses on the impact of pre-installation and default arrangements on competition and consumer choice in the supply of web browsers and general search services. ...

In Touch: CDPP discontinues criminal proceedings against ANZ and Rick Moscati; and other developments
Insight 09 Nov 2021

No criminal proceedings against ANZ and Rick Moscati; ACCC authorises Commercial Radio Australia to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook; Agrison ordered to pay penalty; Federal Court restrains Virtus Health in acquisition of Adora Fertility; ...

In Touch: Honeysuckle and nib granted conditional authorisation; and other developments
Insight 19 Oct 2021

The ACCC authorises Honeysuckle Health and nib Health Funds to form a buying group; Bunnings' to acquire Beaumont Tiles; Microsoft to acquire Nuance Inc; Qantas and Emirates seek extension to cooperative agreement; ACCC to investiate Qube Logistic’s acquisition of Newcastle Agri Terminal; NSW and ACT unis permitted to collaborate on travel arrangements for the return of internationals students. ...

In Touch: the ACCC's vision for the future of Australia's merger regime; and other developments
Insight 06 Oct 2021

The ACCC's overhaul of Australia's merger review regime; no cartel charges against the CFMMEU; payment system merger between BPAY, eftpos and NPPA; review of app marketplaces; no coordination for Qantas and Japan Airlines; Nero's resale price maintenance. ...

In Touch: ACCC successfully appeals Employsure Google Ads case; and other developments
Insight 29 Sep 2021

ACCC successfully appeals Employsure Google Ads case; Decathlon fined; ACCC commences proceedings against Mercedes-Benz re Takata airbags; Phoenix Institute ruled to have acted unconscionably; Country Press Australia given the green light to collectively bargain with Google and Facebook; ACCC commences proceedings against Telstra, Optus and TPG re NBN speeds ...

Major reforms to unfair contract terms regime proposed
Insight 16 Sep 2021

Federal Treasury has released exposure draft legislation and explanatory materials for a major suite of proposed reforms to unfair contract terms law, which will put a heavy burden on businesses. The Government is seeking feedback on the changes, with responses due by 20 September 2021. ...

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