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Australia’s Watchdog Focuses On Construction Sector

The Australian competition watchdog is “prioritizing” an investigation of the construction sector amid concerns that large software providers are charging exorbitant rates...

Refusals to License Patents under Australia’s “New” Unilateral Conduct Prohibition

By Arlen Duke & Rhonda L. Smith (University of Melbourne)*   Both intellectual property (“IP”) and competition policies aim to provide an incentive for creation/innovation. However,...
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Australian Watchdog OKs Newcastle Coal Access Pact

Australia's anti-competition regulator has made a final ruling that allows 10 coal producers to collectively negotiate with the port of Newcastle on...
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ACCC Delays Decision On $3B Google, Fitbit Merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delayed its ruling on Google’s proposed takeover of fitness wearables manufacturer, Fitbit, by another...
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New ACCC Chief Operating Officer Appointed

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Scott Gregson has been appointed as the agency’s Chief Operating Officer effective August 6, 2020.
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Australian News Outlets To Negotiate Payment With Major Digital Platforms

Australian media will be able to bargain with Google and Facebook to quickly secure fair payment for news content if a draft...
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Australia’s Watchdog Says “Exculpatory” Witness Statement Cut In Citi, Deutsche Cartel...

The ACCC stated Monday, July 20 that it deleted parts of a witness statement showing Citigroup and Deutsche Bank tried to follow...
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Australia To Probe Woolworths’ $1B B2B Expansion

The Australian competition regulator is looking into Woolworths' plans to build a AU$1 billion (US$697.07 million) wholesale business supplying the education, childcare,...
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The Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2.0: Is the New Concerted...

Pricing algorithms can be deployed as a tool to facilitate collusion and therefore cause consumer harm. Where this happens, the conduct may...
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Australian Regulator Asks For More Transparency In Music Licensing & Royalties

Greater transparency about license fees and royalties is a condition of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reauthorizing the Australasian Performing...

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