• Repeal day
    30 2015 March

    Repeal day bill adds to regulatory burden

    In a surprising move, the government is using a repeal day bill to beef up the ACCC’s investigative powers. If passed, amendments contained in the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2015...

  • data
    27 2015 March

    Government pushes through new data retention laws

    On 26 March 2015 the Government’s controversial new telecommunications data retention laws were passed by Parliament. These laws, enacted through the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 (Cth), will now come into...

  • screen-general-31_jpg
    20 2015 March

    New consumer protections commence in the land of the long white cloud

    A new unfair contract terms regime has come into force in New Zealand from 17 March 2015. Although based heavily on the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) provisions, key differences remain in relation to who can...

  • crop
    19 2015 March

    Food released from ACL mandatory reporting regime

    The Abbott Government is continuing its election commitment to red tape reduction, with the food sector the beneficiary of a bill to remove the need for reporting of food-related deaths, serious illness and injury under...

  • KWM image
    04 2015 March

    April Fool’s mediation in Steam case

    The ACCC and Valve Corporation are scheduled to attend a mediation facilitated by the Federal Court of Australia on 1 April 2015. If the mediation doesn’t result in a settlement, the Court has set aside...

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Repeal day

Repeal day bill adds to regulatory burden

March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a surprising move, the government is using a repeal day bill to beef up the ACCC’s investigative powers. If passed, amendments contained in the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2015...

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On 26 March 2015 the Government’s controversial new telecommunications data retention laws were passed by Parliament. These laws, enacted through the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 (Cth), will now come into...

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A new unfair contract terms regime has come into force in New Zealand from 17 March 2015. Although based heavily on the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) provisions, key differences remain in relation to who can...

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The Abbott Government is continuing its election commitment to red tape reduction, with the food sector the beneficiary of a bill to remove the need for reporting of food-related deaths, serious illness and injury under...

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April Fool’s mediation in Steam case

March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The ACCC and Valve Corporation are scheduled to attend a mediation facilitated by the Federal Court of Australia on 1 April 2015. If the mediation doesn’t result in a settlement, the Court has set aside...

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ACCC v Pfizer and the future of section 46

ACCC v Pfizer and the future of section 46

March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we reported in brief last week, the Federal Court has again found against the ACCC in a misuse of market power case, this time involving allegations that Pfizer abused its incumbent position as a...

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Repeal day

Repeal day bill adds to regulatory burden

March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a surprising move, the government is using a repeal day bill to beef up the ACCC’s investigative powers. If passed, amendments contained in the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory...

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Repeal day bill adds to regulatory burden

March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
ACCC v Pfizer and the future of section 46

ACCC v Pfizer and the future of section 46

March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments