ACCC Introduces Excessive Surcharge Ban

ACCC Introduces Excessive Surcharge Ban

We previously wrote about the new excessive surcharge ban, but let’s talk a little more in-depth about how the ban will affect you and your business. If your business charges a surcharge for credit,...
Changes to food labelling requirements

Changes to food labelling requirements

You may have noticed the new food labelling ads recently as the ACCC now has power to enforce new food labelling laws regarding the country of origin of food products. The new system, which came into...
Are you really purchasing “Free Range” eggs

Are you really purchasing “Free Range” eggs?

The ACCC has been investigating potentially misleading “free range” claims by egg producers. The Federal Court has ordered a hefty penalty of $250,000 against Darling Downs Fresh Eggs for engaging in...
Coles to acquire Superbarn Supermarkets

Coles to acquire Superbarn Supermarkets

Will Coles’ new venture will reduce competition The ACCC has reported that it will be undertaking a public review of Coles’ proposed acquisition of the Supabarn supermarkets. The ACCC considers that...
Misuse of Market Power

Misuse of Market Power

Recently, the Federal Court of Australia dismissed the ACCC’s appeal of the Pfizer case.[1] The ACCC alleged that Pfizer took advantage of its market power, in respect of a certain drug, with the ulti...
Privacy Guidelines: Privacy Management Framework

Privacy Guidelines: Privacy Management Framework

As discussed in our previous article, some businesses are required by law to have an established privacy policy outlining the ways in which personal and sensitive information is collected and used. T...
“Aussie Beer” made in China

“Aussie Beer” made in China?

The ACCC recently considered a case involving Independent Liquor Group’s (ILG) representation of their “Aussie Beer” product. The product name, “Aussie Beer” and packaging used multiple references to...
Are your products safe

Are your products safe?

The ACCC recently published an article warning of the dangers of water expanding balls, or "water beads" for children. These balls are very small, but expand to up to 400 times their original size whe...
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