ACCC Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

Type: Organization
Name: ACCC Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Motorists need an even playing field on petrol prices

If you are watching your petrol pennies, there is nothing more infuriating than passing a petrol station in the morning, clocking a good price and planning to fill up later only to find the price has risen not just at that station but at the competition ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - 6 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Repeal of the carbon tax

The Government has now repealed the carbon tax effective from 1 July 2014. On 17 July 2014, the legislative package repealing the carbon tax received Royal Assent with effect from 1 July 2014. Repealing the carbon tax from 1 July 2014 provides certainty ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

'DESPERATE' BAIRD POWERS AHEAD WITH GENERATOR SALE, SAYS ALP

‘Desperate’ Baird powers aheadwith generator sale, says ALPPREMIER Mike Baird is going ahead with the sale of powersupplier Macquarie Generation in spite of “clear warnings” from the federalconsumer watchdog that the sale will reduce competition in the ... [Published Cowra Community News - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 4 reports

Court is a sterner test of petrol claims than bar of public opinion

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has long had suspicions of anti-competitive conduct among petrol retailers. The watchdog has instigated litigation over information-sharing on petrol prices via market research group Informed Sources. ... [Published Individual.com - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 3 reports

ACCC won’t oppose Aquis’ casino plan

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of the Reef Hotel Casino (Reef Casino) in Cairns by Aquis Reef Holdings.Aquis' plans to develop a major integrated resort and casino ... [Published Australasian Leisure Management - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Pharmaceutical industry code of conduct fails to find favour

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is considering whether to approve the latest Medicines Australia code of conduct for pharmaceutical companies. The code lays out disclosure requirements…AuthorAdjunct Associate Professor, School ... [Published Conversation AU - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Australia: Money for nothing and bets for free – ACCC files legal proceedings against Bet365

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 ‘deposit bonuses’ to new ... [Published JD Supra - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

It's tax season, and the scammers are out in force

Scammers using tax-related reclaim schemes have fleeced more money from Australians in the first month of the financial year than from January to June combined, prompting further warnings from the consumer watchdog and tax office.The monthly amount reaped ... [Published Brisbane Times - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

Maggie Beer apologises for misleading labelling

Maggie Beer has come under scrutiny from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) about the labelling of some of her products.The ACCC says labelling on Maggie Beer Products ice-cream, aged red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and ... [Published FoodProcessing - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 8 reports

Petrol retailers confident they will defeat ACCC lawsuit

Petrol retailers and the information service at the centre of an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission lawsuit say they are confident the arrangements are legal.The competition watchdog is taking legal action against the group Informed Sources, ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

ACCC won't oppose Fung's casino buy

Hong Kong investor Tony Fung's bet on Australia's gambling industry has won support from the country's competition regulator, which said it wouldn't block the planned $216.8 million acquisition of a casino in tropical Cairns.The Australian Competition ... [Published Business Spectator - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

ACCC issues draft decision on GrainCorp's wheat port access undertaking

Image: www.theland.com.auThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft decision proposing to consent to GrainCorp Operations Limited’s (GrainCorp) application to extend and vary its 2011 Port Terminal Services Access Undertaki ... [Published Food Magazine Australia - Aug 21 2014]

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"They haven't been pinged for such a big fine for some time" said Mr Wright. "This is quite significant."
"The tender process is set up with the customer at the forefront of our minds," says the government. "The new operator will be required to provide a minimum level of service that is at least equal to the combined service levels of both of the current operators."
"They say it depends on when people start discounting the price, and then everyone drops their price, but we just don't know the answer" said Peter Khoury of the NRMA, which tries to detect the cheapest fuel days. "It's an answer we're keen to find"
"Last year, when we did a complete visual revamp of our website, scammers were using it as their backdrop within a week."

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Motorists need an even playing field on petrol ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - 6 hours ago]
Harvey Norman fined for misleading ad [Published Macarthur Advertiser - 11 hours ago]
Repeal of the carbon tax [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 22 2014]
Top trio to sign up with Aquis [Published Cairns Post - Aug 22 2014]
NBN wars: Extract from Rules of Engagement by K... [Published WA Today - Aug 22 2014]
Monopoly money sinks economic theory [Published Canberra Times - Aug 22 2014]
Mining sector update - August 2014 [Published Lexology - Aug 22 2014]
News in pictures South Australia: August 22 | P... [Published Border Watch - Aug 22 2014]
'DESPERATE' BAIRD POWERS AHEAD WITH GENERATOR S... [Published Cowra Community News - Aug 22 2014]
Know Your Financial Rights [Published Money AU - Aug 22 2014]
Court is a sterner test of petrol claims than b... [Published Individual.com - Aug 22 2014]
ACCC won’t oppose Aquis’ casino plan [Published Australasian Leisure Management - Aug 22 2014]
Tribunal shows its merger mettle [Published Individual.com - Aug 22 2014]
Petrol prices set with website help: ACCC [Published Individual.com - Aug 22 2014]
Mini-Aquis here we come [Published Cairns Post - Aug 21 2014]
Pharmaceutical industry code of conduct fails t... [Published Conversation AU - Aug 21 2014]
Australia: Money for nothing and bets for free ... [Published JD Supra - Aug 21 2014]
Petrol's volatile price cycle has industry obse... [Published Brisbane Times - Aug 21 2014]
Newcastle fuel prices finally falling after ACC... [Published Newcastle Herald - Aug 21 2014]
It's tax season, and the scammers are out in force [Published Brisbane Times - Aug 21 2014]
Aquis Communications : ACCC will not oppose Aqu... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 21 2014]
Pressure builds on high fuel prices [Published South Coast Register - Aug 21 2014]
Maggie Beer apologises for misleading labelling [Published FoodProcessing - Aug 21 2014]
Maggie Beer acknowledges misleading labelling [Published Dynamic Business - Aug 21 2014]
Carbon Tax savings going to consumers [Published Liberal Party of Australia - Aug 21 2014]
Air NZ, Virgin to jointly take travel agents on... [Published Australian Aviation Magazine - Aug 21 2014]
AGL promises 9% electricity price cut [Published In Daily - Aug 21 2014]
Petrol retailers confident they will defeat ACC... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Aug 21 2014]
Caltex denies using website to collude with riv... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 21 2014]
ACCC takes bite out of gounging petrol companies [Published Surat Basin Online - Aug 21 2014]
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Beware Scammy Facebook Pages And Fake Charities... [Published The Consumerist - Jul 21 2014]
( Flyinace2000 ) It is a disgusting reality that when tragedy strikes, there’s always going to be someone out there trying to take advantage of it for personal gain. That’s what’s happening in the wake of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which ...
Making a meal of GM food labelling [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 02 2014]
Photo by M. Love. in a submission to an Australian government Food labelling inquiry 2010By Heather Bray and Rachel A. Ankeny In this final instalment of GM in Australia – a series looking at the facts, ethics, regulations and research into genetically ...
Setting up small-business franchising [Published Smart Insights Blog - Jun 20 2014]
5 Franchising Q&As with a look at opportunities in Australia Becoming a small business owner has grown into one of the hottest topics in the world business news in the past few years. With an over 90% prosperity in the franchise sector, running your own ...
Scams, fraud increased in Australia during 2013 [Published Computerworld - Security RSS feed - Jun 18 2014]
Dating scams are now the number one scam in Australia with $25.2 million lost to romantic scammers in 2013 according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). ...
Know who you’re dealing with, do your research:... [Published Computerworld - Security RSS feed - Jun 16 2014]
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning individuals and businesses alike to be wary of online scammers who try to win people’s trust before asking them for personal details or money. ...
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