ACCC Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

Type: Organization
Name: ACCC Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 46 mins ago - 6 reports

Proposed grocery code goes some way to addressing unfair practices

In welcoming industry efforts to develop a code of conduct to address unfair practices in the grocery sector, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today called for issues around enforceability and coverage to be addressed before a ... [Published FindLaw Australia - 46 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Competition is in the eye of beholder

ACCC chief Rod Sims, his predecessor Graeme Samuel, and his predecessor Allan Fels. Source: HeraldSun THERE’S a continual yearning for at least better if not perfect competition among consumers and business alike — along with regulators and academics ... [Published Herald Sun - 1 hour ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Zen Telecom fined for faking Telstra partnership

Australian telco Zen Telecom has been fined $225,000 by the consumer watchdog for signing customers to dodgy phone and internet deals by talking up a non-existent affiliation with Telstra.Zen - which also trades as XLN Telecom, Venus Telecom, Action Telecom, ... [Published IT News Australia - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

ACCC wants tolls to fund roads

will hear from Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson and Australian Competition & Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims. The latter will advocate increased use of tolls to fund road infrastructure, so that fuel taxes could be reduced. Both Sims and ... [Published Individual.com - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

'More is better' for competition

The Business Council of Australia (BCA) contends that the industry sectors most able to succeed should receive public support. The idea of "picking winners" is likely to feature in the competitiveness agenda to be issued by Prime Minister Tony Abbott ... [Published Individual.com - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

House brands take over

Supermarket shelf wars are tipped to heat up as branded products battle against private labels over the next five years.A recent IBISWorld report predicted competition would heat up with branded products dying out as private labels gained ground.Australian ... [Published FWplus - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Coles banned from advertising bread as 'fresh-baked'

The Federal Court has banned Coles for three years from advertising that its in-store baked bread is made or baked on the same day it is sold.In the ruling, which was handed down on Monday, the retailer was also ordered to display a notice in its stores ... [Published Food & Drink Business - 3 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Goodman boss keen to stay if takeover succeeds

Goodman Fielder chief executive Chris Delaney has played down concerns over Woolworths' aggressive move to cut its Homebrand white bread to 85¢ a loaf and declared he wants to stay in the job if the breads and spreads maker is acquired by its foreign ... [Published WA Today - 20 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Shipping allocated for 2014-15 harvest

THE allocation of the State's grain shipping stem for the 2014/15 season is all but done after CBH's capacity auction finished late last week.About 20 participants, including a handful of new entrants, competed in a blind auction to secure their share ... [Published Farm Weekly - 9 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

‘Happy pills’ pulled from toy shop shelves

Happy Pills have been pulled from the shelves of a Port Melbourne toy shop while the ACCC investigates. Source: Supplied CONTROVERSIAL “happy pills” have been pulled from shelves at a Port Melbourne toy shop, while the national consumer watchdog investigates. ... [Published Herald Sun - 13 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Competition Review Report Additional Burden for Australian Shipping?

National shipping association Shipping Australia voiced its disappointment with the draft report released by the Competition Review Panel that has recommended removal of the existing shipping exemptions in Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act.The ... [Published World Maritime News - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 10 reports

Coles given three-year ban after false bread claims

The Federal Court has banned Australian supermarket giant Coles from making claims that its bread products are ‘freshly baked’ or baked on the day for three years.The judgement, which was handed down today by the Honourable Chief Justice James Allsop, ... [Published Australian Food News - Sep 29 2014]

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"The ACCC was concerned that by the time consumers progressed to the second stage of the call where they agreed to acquire services from Zen Telecom, they had already been misled by misrepresentations of an association or affiliation with Telstra which had been made during the marketing part of the call."
"However, many of the protections of the proposed Code are qualified and retailers and suppliers are able to agree to 'contract out' of Code provisions" Mr Sims said
"It came down to how much money you have in your pockets and how much money you wanted to tie up in shipping slots for 15 to 16 months, which is not a great use of capital."

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Proposed grocery code goes some way to addressi... [Published FindLaw Australia - 46 mins ago]
Competition chief warns of pitfalls in grocery ... [Published Dynamic Business - 1 hour ago]
Competition is in the eye of beholder [Published Herald Sun - 1 hour ago]
Zen Telecom fined for faking Telstra partnership [Published IT News Australia - 1 hour ago]
Zen Telecom fined for misrepresenting link to T... [Published ZDNet - 1 hour ago]
ACCC wants tolls to fund roads [Published Individual.com - 1 hour ago]
'More is better' for competition [Published Individual.com - 2 hours ago]
House brands take over [Published FWplus - 2 hours ago]
Code is good start: ACCC [Published Weekly Times Now - 2 hours ago]
Not so zen: Telco fined for Telstra marketing c... [Published AdNews - 2 hours ago]
Watchdog weighs in on grocery code [Published Inside Retailing Online - 3 hours ago]
Telco fined $225,000 for falsely claiming Telst... [Published ARN - 3 hours ago]
Coles banned from advertising bread as 'fresh-b... [Published Food & Drink Business - 3 hours ago]
Why grocery code could be damaging [Published Adelaide Now - 4 hours ago]
Proposed grocery code goes some way to addressi... [Published Noodls - 4 hours ago]
Shipping allocated for 2014-15 harvest [Published Farm Weekly - 9 hours ago]
‘Happy pills’ pulled from toy shop shelves [Published Herald Sun - 13 hours ago]
Reserve Bank's rock and hard place [Published Canberra Times - 13 hours ago]
Auditor-General launches review into sale of be... [Published Canberra Times - 14 hours ago]
Goodman boss keen to stay if takeover succeeds [Published WA Today - 20 hours ago]
Competition Review Report Additional Burden for... [Published World Maritime News - 20 hours ago]
Major bread maker shrugs off 85c loaves [Published Cairns Post - 21 hours ago]
Outcry over award of Do Not Call Register contr... [Published Smart Company Australia - Sep 30 2014]
Coles given three-year ban after false bread cl... [Published Australian Food News - Sep 29 2014]
Coles Banned From Advertising 'Fresh' Bread For... [Published Lifehacker Australia - Sep 29 2014]
How The Pace Of Modern Australian Life Is Reinv... [Published Business Insider Australia - Sep 29 2014]
Court bans Coles 'fresh bread' ads [Published North Queensland Register - Sep 29 2014]
Aus Post inquiry: ‘victory’ for print [Published I Grafix - Sep 29 2014]
Coles slapped with fresh bread ad ban [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 29 2014]
Coles slapped with three year ban on bread ads [Published Food Magazine Australia - Sep 29 2014]
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