The ACCC argues the current wording of section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) (which regulates misuse of market power) does not sufficiently capture exclusionary anti-competitive conduct that can damage the...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed proceedings in the Federal Court alleging that the advertising campaign conducted by companies within the Bet365 Group (Bet365) which offered ‘free bets’ and...more
On 13 February 2014, the Australian Wagering Council Limited (AWC) lodged a collective bargaining and collective boycott notification (the Notifications) with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC),...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has this week expressed the need for industry guidance to ensure greater consumer protection by the “app” games industry....more
It is a well-established and universally accepted principle of competition law that a payment by one competitor to another competitor not to enter a market is anticompetitive, and in Australia since 2010 a criminal offence....more
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
There have been several franchising developments since our last update in February.
This edition discusses:
- minimising the risks when marketing through social media
- comments from...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have published much needed guidance on its use of infringement notices issued under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA).
This guidance is timely...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) period of grace concerning the use of unfair contract terms in standard form consumer contracts is over. Following an industry review which prompted some businesses...more
This edition of our Franchising Update includes the following articles:
- The recently announced review of the Franchising Code.
- The Pie Face dispute – misleading information or inadequate due...more
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