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Eftpos, BPAY and NPP merger approved by ACCC

ACCC chair Rod Sims said, in general, the three businesses do not compete with one another and that the amalgamation wou...

5 e-commerce experts weigh in on the ACCC’s marketplace inquiry

We asked some of Australia's most experienced online retailers about the issues surrounding online marketplaces.

Lorna Jane fined $5 million for “predatory” anti-virus activewear marketing

The judge called Lorna Jane's actions “exploitative, predatory and potentially dangerous”.

Marketplaces face probe as ACCC continues to review digital platforms

Amazon, Catch, Ebay and Kogan are under the regulatory spotlight as the ACCC continues its five-year investigation into ...

SmileDirectClub misled customers on insurance claims, alleges ACCC

The business told customers they could be reimbursed for treatment, when most health funds wouldn't cover them.

Pop up code of practice extended through the next decade

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission approves the extension of the code of coduct for another 10 years.

Woolworths’ distribution bid “opportunistic”: Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has written to the ACCC to urge the regulator to block the acquisition on the grounds that it could be dis...

Kogan misled customers with tax-time promotion: ACCC

Online marketplace will be fined for jacking prices up and then offering discounts to customers.

Competition watchdog to investigate concerns over Woolworths’ B2B plans

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, said it will investigate concerns raised about Woolworths’ plans to expand i...
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ACCC wants supermarkets to continue working together

The nation’s biggest supermarkets set to continue working together to overcome challenges associated with Covid-19.

Music licensor must come clean on fees: ACCC

The consumer watchdog will allow APRA to continue acting as a middle-player between businesses and artists.
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ACCC rules retailers can collectively bargain for rent relief

ACCC grants NRA and ARA members the ability to share information for rent negotiations.

Consumer watchdog releases new consumer data rights policy

Data holders could be penalised if they violate the recently introduced consumer data rights policy.

Flight Centre caves on cancellation fees after ACCC pressure

The business also looks to sell off head office to build cash reserves.

Bunnings merger with Adelaide Tools gets green light

ACCC will not oppose the merger.

ACCC says it needs more time to consider Bunnings acquisition

Hardware chain's acquisition of Adelaide Tools faces further delays.

Oscar Wylee going to federal court over charity claims

Retailer to defend itself in court over allegedly misleading customers.

ACCC approves collective bargaining for retail energy prices

LFRA CEO hoping for renewable sector to step up during tender process.

Flight Centre pays $252,000 for misleading promotions

Travel group pays fine after 35,000 customers took part in unclear promotions.

Product safety crackdown floated as ACCC reveals millions of recalled products are floating around

ACCC fears over 3 million unsafe products are still in Australian homes.

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