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Competition Watchdog Calls For DMA-Like Legislation For Australia

Australia’s competition authority has recommended the introduction of a data-sharing mechanism similar to the EU’s Digital Markets Act, but the regulator has said any...

Australia Proposing New Laws To Reign In Big Tech

After a long study period, Australia's anti-trust body has proposed a series of new laws, regulations, and penalties intended to constrain Apple, Google, and...

Australian Competition Watchdog To Probe Energy Market

The Albanese government will receive advice on possible interventions in the energy market as early as next week, including potential price caps, bargaining provisions...

Google-Owned Fitbit Sued By Australian Competition Watchdog

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Monday began court proceedings against Fitbit, a Google-owned consumer electronics and fitness company for not complying with...
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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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Australian Regulator OKs RV Rental Merger

Australia’s competition regulator has approved a merger between campervan rental companies Tourism Holdings and Apollo Tourism & Leisure. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission gave...
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Australia Antitrust Regulator Delays Ruling On Microsoft’s Planned Activision Buy

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission delayed its decision on Microsoft's planned $69 billion purchase of video game giant Activision. The formal date of Sept....
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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...
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Australian Watchdog Fines Mercedes

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered Mercedes-Benz to pay a A$12.5 million ($8.49 million) fine for failing to communicate to customers the urgency in recalling...
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Australia’s Watchdog Eyes Fresh Crypto Regulations

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Chair Joseph Longo has made his thoughts on crypto investments clear: It’s “not my job to be...
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