Fleur Gibbons

Fleur Gibbons

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Competition & Regulation Update: Good News For The Private Health Insurance Sector… But How Long Will The Wait Be?

In our update on 10 April 2015, we highlighted the key recommendations of relevance to the private health insurance industry contained in the final report of the Competition Policy Review Panel chaired by Professor Ian Harper...more

5/26/2015 - Australia Competition Harper Review Health Insurance Market Power

Competition & Regulation Update: Harper Review - Implications For The Private Health Insurance Industry

On 31 March 2015 the final report of the Competition Policy Review Panel chaired by Professor Ian Harper (Harper Review) was released. The Harper Review Panel (Panel) has completed the most comprehensive review of Australia's...more

4/14/2015 - ACCC Australia Cartels Competition Harper Review Health Insurance Market Power

Competition & Regulation Update: Harper Review: A Small Victory For Businesses Dealing And Competing With Supermarkets

The Harper Review Final Report was released last week. This update highlights the Panel's key views and recommendations that affect businesses supplying to or competing with supermarkets. MISUSE OF MARKET POWER...more

4/10/2015 - Abuse of Dominance ACCC Australia Competition Grocery Stores Harper Review Market Power Public Benefits

Harper Review: Implications for networks businesses

The Final Harper Competition Policy Review Report (Harper Review) was released on 31 March 2015. We set out below the key potential implications for networks businesses....more

4/9/2015 - ACCC Australia Competition Electricity Harper Review Networks Oil & Gas Price Discrimination Regulatory Reform Utilities Sector Water

Competition & Regulation Update: Harper Review - Key Recommendations For Port And Rail Infrastructure Operators/Users

The long-awaited Harper Panel's Final Report on Australian competition law and policy has been released. In this update, we highlight the key recommendations of the panel relevant to port and rail infrastructure operators and...more

4/9/2015 - ACCC Australia Competition Harper Review Infrastructure Market Power National Access Regime Part IIIA Ports Railways

Harper Review - Implications for wholesale electricity markets

The Final Harper Competition Policy Review Report (Harper Review) was released on 31 March 2015. We set out below the key potential implications for wholesale electricity markets....more

4/8/2015 - ACCC Australia Electricity Energy Market Harper Review New Regulations Wholesale

Coles' $10 Million Pecuniary Penalty Order For Unconscionable Conduct Is A Win For Businesses In Encouraging Good Standards Of...

On 22 December 2014, the Federal Court ordered Coles to pay $10 million in pecuniary penalties for engaging in conduct that constituted unconscionable conduct in contravention of section 22 of the Australian Consumer Law...more

4/8/2015 - ACCC Australia Code of Conduct Competition Disorderly Conduct Penalties Suppliers

Harper Review Panel only goes half way for insurers

In its final report released on 31 March 2015, the Competition Policy Review Panel (chaired by Professor Ian Harper) has maintained some of the draft competition policy recommendations that were supported by insurers, but did...more

4/8/2015 - ACCC Australia Competition Harper Review Insurance Industry Market Power Public Benefits

Competition & Regulatory Update: Multiple Competition Mix

The Australian government released a package of telecommunications amendments that apparently embrace competition at a number of levels. In the short term, they allow competition between infrastructure providers and...more

2/20/2015

Competition and Regulation Update: Amendments To The Electricity And Gas Limited Merits Review Regime: It's All About The NEO/NGO

The South Australian parliament yesterday passed amendments to the National Electricity Law (NEL) and National Gas Law (NGL) to give effect to the policy position of the Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER) in...more

11/27/2013 - Australia Electricity Energy Policy Utilities Sector

Commercial Negotiations For Airport Services In The UK Spark A Reconsideration Of Airport Market Power: How Does Australia...

INTRODUCTION - In our August article on recent developments in airport regulation, we considered the United Kingdom (UK) Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) path to economic licencing of airports. To recap, the path is...more

10/17/2013 - Airlines Airports Australia Aviation Industry EU Licensing Rules Negotiations UK

WACC: A New World Order?

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) on Friday released its Draft rate of return guideline, August 2013 (AER Draft Guideline). The AER Draft Guideline sets out the methodologies, models and other material that the AER...more

9/6/2013 - Australia Energy Energy Policy

Competition and Regulation Update: Finance Lessons From The Regulation Of UK Airports - A Relevant Case Study For Australian...

INTRODUCTION - Since 2002 when price cap regulation at Australian capital city airports was abolished and replaced with lighthanded price monitoring by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC),...more

8/7/2013 - Airlines Airports Australia Aviation Industry New Regulations UK

Competition & Regulation Update: ACCC Obtains Its First Unfair Contract Terms Declarations: ACCC V Bytecard Pty. Limited...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) first case solely based on the unfair contract terms provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) has resulted in the Federal Court declaring by consent that four...more

8/3/2013 - ACCC Australia Contract Disputes Contract Drafting Contract Interpretation ISPs Terms and Conditions Void and Unenforceable

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