Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

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‘Outrageous’: retailers referred to AFP for price gouging rapid antigen tests
ACCC takes action on price markups after reports of retailers charging more than $30 for a single Covid-testing kit

Sarah Martin and Daniel Hurst

17, Jan, 2022 @2:47 AM

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Frydenberg raises rapid antigen test pricing concerns with ACCC but doesn’t order formal inquiry
Treasurer’s spokesperson says watchdog inquiries can take ‘months or in some cases, years’ amid reports of sky-high prices for test kits

Ben Butler

31, Dec, 2021 @1:00 AM

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‘Look at that penalty’: after taking on Google and Facebook, Rod Sims departs ACCC with a warning
The watchdog’s longest-serving boss says foreign companies will face big fines if they ignore Australia’s consumer protection laws

Ben Butler

18, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Josh Frydenberg’s pick for ACCC chief represented bank in one of regulator’s biggest criminal cases
Outgoing chair Rod Sims says consumer watchdog has robust rules around conflicts of interest and Gina Cass-Gottlieb would not be involved in prosecution

Ben Butler

14, Dec, 2021 @6:44 AM

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ACCC accuses Booktopia of making false claims to customers over refund rights
Competition watchdog takes court action against Australia’s largest online book retailer after complaints from customers allegedly denied refunds

Josh Taylor

10, Dec, 2021 @5:29 AM

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Australia’s 5G rollout: concern over ‘large disparity’ between cities and regions
ACCC report shows priority of 5G mobile infrastructure is cities, while focus in regions remains updating from 3G to 4G

Natasha May

02, Dec, 2021 @11:58 PM

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Watchdog to monitor pork industry after Australian producer gobbled up by Brazilian behemoth
ACCC to investigate fears Rivalea’s new owners JBS could halt slaughter of pigs by rival producers at Melbourne abattoir

Ben Butler

02, Dec, 2021 @4:46 AM

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Australians should order Christmas presents from overseas early, ACCC warns
Supply chain disruptions have hit hard, with industrial disputes slowing down ports and empty containers piling up, competition watchdog says

Ben Butler

03, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australian travellers warned of potential airfare hikes as watchdog puts airports on notice
The ACCC has responded to fears that major airports could ‘take advantage’ of the Covid reopening to recover lost profits

Elias Visontay

29, Sep, 2021 @4:34 AM

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Tap takeover? ACCC examines multinational takeover of Australian indie brewer
Stone & Wood’s proposed sale to Lion is the latest in a string of Australian craft beer acquisitions by multinational titans

Rafqa Touma

23, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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ACCC boss calls for overhaul of merger and takeover laws with special rules for tech giants
Rod Sims likely to face opposition from big business and its advisers, who have been able to do deals despite the regulator’s objections

Ben Butler

27, Aug, 2021 @6:16 AM

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Choice calls for star rating at point of sale so buyers know how long products will last
Australian consumers say they want durability ratings for white goods and electronics

Josh Taylor

19, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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