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Scaffold for criminal charges fails

Australia - August 20 2021 On 17 August 2021, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) withdrew criminal cartel charges against the Construction, Forestry…

Penalty units balloon

Australia - July 26 2021 Automatic indexation of penalty units commenced on 1 July 2020. Commonwealth penalty units increased on 1 July 2020 for the first time in three years…

Systematic Unconscionable Conduct All Comes Out in the Geowash

Australia - July 14 2021 In an important decision for franchisors and franchisees alike, the Full Court of the Federal Court has recently upheld a decision that the director…

Don’t “soil” your business: ACCC issues infringement notices in agribusiness sector

Australia - July 12 2021 As part of the ACCC’s Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2021, Rod Sims announced that the agriculture sector - including the Horticulture Code…

New NSW Fair Trading disclosure obligations will start to bite

Australia - June 8 2021 Suppliers can expect NSW Fair Trading to more actively monitor and enforce new disclosure obligations under the Fair Trading Act 1987 (NSW). These…

Jayco pays for wheely bad representation

Australia - June 1 2021 Caravan manufacturer Jayco Corporation Pty Ltd (Jayco), the largest RV manufacturer in Australia, has been ordered to pay a penalty of $75,000 for…

TasPorts sails to a smooth end

Australia - May 24 2021 After a tonne of anticipation, the first judgment considering the new misuse of market power provision following the Harper Review has now berthed…

Sink or Swim: ASIC dips its toes into competition waters in the managed funds industry

Australia - April 16 2021 ASIC has dipped its toes into industry-wide competition reviews, engaging Deloitte Access Economics (Deloitte) in early 2020 to carry out an…

Quantum error: exploitation of disadvantage not required for statutory unconscionable conduct

Australia - March 24 2021 On 19 March 2021, the Full Federal Court upheld an appeal brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against Quantum Housing…

The ACCC drops anchor on RORO cartel prosecutions with $24 million fine

Australia - February 10 2021 The final voyage of Australia’s international shipping cartel proceedings docked permanently on 4 February 2021 as the Federal Court of Australia…