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More Prohibitions, Greater Penalties

Australia - September 29 2022 In fulfilment of key Labor election promises, legislation was introduced into the Federal Parliament this week to make unfair contract terms illegal…

A fair warning on Unfair Contract Terms

Australia - September 19 2022 On 12 August 2022, the Federal Court ordered Fujifilm Business Innovation Australia and Fujifilm Leasing Australia (together, Fujifilm) to refrain…

Maximum penalty for boycott conduct - ACCC ‘cements’ importance of compliance

Australia - September 6 2022 The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has copped the maximum available pecuniary penalty for its role in a secondary boycott by…

Pharma companies unable to cure pay-for-delay maladies

Australia - August 29 2022 After much anticipation, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently considered an authorisation application under s 88 of…

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…