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Australia Significantly Increases Competition and Consumer Law Penalties; Expands "Unfair Contract Terms" Regime

Australia - November 22 2022 Australia has significantly increased penalties for competition and consumer law breaches and also expanded the scope of the law that prohibits…

Prudence J Smith

ACCC Warns Against Bid Rigging in Public Tenders

Australia - November 30 2021 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") also cautions government agencies to be alert to potential bid rigging in the procurement…

Simon Bellas, John Cooper, James Ebert, Steven W. Fleming, Kenneth P Hickman

Australia Introduces the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021

Australia - October 19 2021 Australia has had no regulatory regime for offshore renewable energy projects, and therefore very little investment in this sector. In 2020, the…

Adam Conway, Katie Higgins, Darren Murphy, Leah Ratcliff, Andrew Smith

ACCC Proposes Substantial Changes to Australian Antitrust Merger Review

Australia, USA - September 9 2021 The leadership of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") has put forward a series of sweeping proposals that, if implemented…

Debra R. Belott, Jeremy P. Morrison, Prudence J Smith

Australia Obtains First "Misuse of Market Power" Settlement Under Amended Competition Law

Australia - May 21 2021 Australia's competition authority settles allegations that port operator misused its market power. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission…

John Cooper, James Ebert, Steven W. Fleming, Kenneth P Hickman, Annie E Leeks