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Penalties for breaches of Australian competition and consumer law set to increase

Australia - August 19 2022 On 18 August 2022, the Commonwealth Government released draft legislation proposing five-fold increases in the maximum penalties that apply to…

Linda Evans, Ben Lyons

First custodial sentences for cartel conduct in Australia

Australia - June 16 2022 Last week, the first custodial sentences were handed down in relation to contraventions of Australia’s criminal cartel laws, with custodial sentences…

Emily Ainsworth, Patrick Gay, Tomas Kemmery, Christine Wong

Australia's competition watchdog floats sweeping reform for digital markets

Australia - March 3 2022 ACCC consults on more robust approach to digital players as regulators square up to tech giants The ACCC has formally opened consultations on whether…

Patrick Clark, Tomas Kemmery, Stephanie Panayi

The ACCC consults on sweeping reforms for digital markets

Australia - March 3 2022 The ACCC has formally opened consultations on whether Australia’s competition and consumer law regime (including merger laws) needs digital…

Patrick Clark, Tomas Kemmery, Stephanie Panayi

Bill proposing civil penalties and other changes to unfair contract terms regime introduced to Parliament

Australia - February 16 2022 On 9 February 2022, legislation amending the unfair contract terms (UCT) regime was introduced into Parliament. The amendments are included in the…

Patrick Gay, Tomas Kemmery, Stephanie Panayi, Gila Segall, April Whitehead