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Australia’s Watchdog Greenwashing Businesses

Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will reportedly pursue businesses that practice ‘greenwashing’ tactics as a priority in 2023. Greenwashing is a term used to...
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Aussie Watchdog Has No Objection With $1.7B Link Buyout

The Australian competition regulator said on Thursday it will not oppose an A$2.47 billion ($1.67 billion) acquisition of Link Administration by Canada's Dye &...
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Australia Watchdog OKs $1.7B Link Buyout By Dye & Durham

The Australian competition regulator said on Thursday it will not oppose an A$2.47 billion ($1.67 billion) acquisition of Link Administration Holdings by Canada's Dye...
Misuse of Market Power in Australia: Early Assessment of the Amended Section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act

Misuse of Market Power in Australia: Early Assessment of the Amended...

By Mel Marquis & Rhonda Smith1   I. Introduction In the nearly 50-year saga of modern Australian competition law, the section relating to the misuse of market...
Some Reflections of a Former Competition Agency Head

Some Reflections of a Former Competition Agency Head

After 11 years as Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in this article Rod Sims reflects on a range of antitrust issues,...
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Australian Watchdog OKs Google’s $7B Cybersecurity Deal

Google’s proposed acquisition of cybersecurity consulting service Mandiant will not be opposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). ACCC chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb said:...
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Australian Watchdog Looks To Combat Digital Scam Sites

Two Australian market regulators—the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)—have partnered to combat digital assets scams. The...
4-Regulating Gig Work in Australia: The Role of Competition Regulation and Voluntary Industry Standards

Regulating Gig Work in Australia: The Role of Competition Regulation and...

This article surveys two recent Australian regulatory developments which highlight the critical role of competition law and voluntary industry standards in regulating gig work....
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Australian Watchdog To Probe Potential Violations In Energy Market

The national competition watchdog will conduct a forensic investigation into spiralling energy prices, including an urgent assessment of power companies that are accused of...
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Australian Watchdog Considers Stronger Pricing Powers For Airlines

The competition regulator is looking at giving airlines more bargaining power in the wake of Perth Airport’s court victory over Qantas, expressing concern that...
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