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ACCC’s Rod Sims says more competition cases in the pipeline
Competition & Consumer Protection February 25, 2020 8:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has revealed that it will bring at least four new competition cases this year, with chairman Rod Sims also promising that the regulator […]

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Geowash execs appeal loss in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection February 25, 2020 12:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two Geowash executives have appealed a ruling that found they were knowingly involved in the car wash franchisor’s unconscionable conduct in its dealings with franchisees.

No harm, no foul? Full Court weighs ACCC challenge to flushable wipes ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection February 24, 2020 5:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC claims it was not required to prove Kimberly-Clark’s flushable wipes caused actual harm to sewers, as it challenges a ruling that disposed of its consumer law case against the personal care giant.

ACCC approves Lion Dairy & Drinks acquisition by Hong Kong dairy firm
Competition & Consumer Protection February 21, 2020 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has approved Hong Kong-based China Mengniu Dairy Company’s acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks, saying the deal was not likely to substantially lessen […]

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Judge should be commended for ‘judicial economy’, Pacific National tells court in ACCC appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection February 18, 2020 2:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pacific National has defended a decision by a judge to accept an undertaking and rule against the ACCC in its competition case over the rail […]

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Judge overstepped in accepting Pacific National undertaking, ACCC tells appeals court
Competition & Consumer Protection February 17, 2020 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who dismissed the ACCC’s challenge to Pacific National’s acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland had no power to accept an undertaking […]

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ACCC cartel investigator admits ‘oversight’ in comfort letter to JPMorgan
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2020 10:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

An ACCC officer who was heading up a team investigating alleged cartel conduct by ANZ Banking Group and three investment banks has admitted that the […]

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ACCC wins power to compel information from Google, Facebook
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2020 10:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Government has blessed the ACCC’s request for an extended public inquiry into Google and Facebook as well as a separate probe into the […]

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Judge clears $15B Vodafone, TPG deal in latest merger challenge loss for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection February 13, 2020 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Vodafone has won its case against the ACCC over its proposed merger with rival telecommunications company TPG, with a judge ruling the tie-up would not […]

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VW appeals record $125M penalty over ‘dieselgate’ scandal
Appeals February 12, 2020 9:24 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Volkswagen has appealed a record $125 million penalty handed down over its emissions cheating scandal by a judge who criticised a $75 million settlement agreement […]

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