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No matter watt, the ACCC is keeping an eye on electricity and gas markets

Australia - August 4 2022 Winter may have been marked by cold winds from the south but there is regulatory heat also, from many directions. On 20 June 2022, the ACCC published…

Judge Casts Doubt on “Uber” Penalty

Australia - August 3 2022 In a recent penalty hearing between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Uber B.V. (UBV) that was expected to be a…

Ace or Duff?

Australia, USA - July 15 2022 The United States Department of Justice (US DOJ) is investigating the PGA Tour for potentially breaching US antitrust laws by suspending players who…

‘But on’ this new mandatory standard… playing it safe with battery laws

Australia, OECD - July 6 2022 On a hot-button issue, suppliers of button batteries or consumer goods powered by them can expect the ACCC to more actively monitor and enforce new…

Lights Out on Price Gouging

Australia - June 27 2022 The ACCC and Australian Energy Regulator will launch an investigation into energy companies’ profits and margins as part of an audit into the…

No vacation for Airbnb

Australia - June 15 2022 The ACCC commenced proceedings against Airbnb, Inc and its subsidiary Airbnb Ireland UC (together Airbnb) on 8 June 2022, alleging that Airbnb made…

Financial Services: Comply or Pay the Price

Australia - June 14 2022 In her keynote address to the Australian Financial Review Banking Summit on 31 May 2022, ACCC Chair GINA Cass-Gottlieb announced that one of the key…

ACCC deals the cards on payment networks

Australia - June 8 2022 The ACCC has commenced proceedings against MasterCard’s Australian subsidiary and its regional affiliate (MasterCard Asia/Pacific (Australia) Pty Ltd…

A Bigger Stick: Labor Party Promises Changes to the Competition and Consumer Act

Australia - May 24 2022 The incoming Albanese Labor government has promised to significantly increase the maximum fines and penalties for anti-competitive conduct from $10…

ACCC’s steely determination pays off in evidentiary dispute with BlueScope

Australia - May 11 2022 A recent interlocutory decision in ongoing civil cartel proceedings against BlueScope Steel Limited is a timely reminder that documents provided…