Tag Archives: ACCC

Safe haven for collective negotiation on the cards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is proposing to implement a class exemption that would allow franchisees and fuel retailers to collectively negotiate with their franchisor or fuel wholesalers. The ACCC is trying to gain support for this exemption that would also enable small businesses to collectively negotiate with their …

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Report calls for substantial changes to Franchising Code of Conduct

Disclosure and transparency are still necessary, according to the Fairness in Franchising report, but are insufficient to protect franchisees operating small businesses against the abuse of contractual power by some franchisors. The Fairness in Franchising report was released by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services on March …

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Ombudsman lauds Labor stance on unfair contracts

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the Labor party’s commitment to three key changes to legislation on unfair contract terms. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Ms Carnell described Labor’s announced changes to unfair contract terms as “in line with our submission to the review currently being undertaken by …

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More fuel-price choice than ever before, says ACCC

Australians have more choice than ever before when buying petrol, according to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC says motorists should take advantage of this increased choice. They should be “shopping around” to maximise the benefits of cheaper fuel, loyalty programs and convenience-store items, even in-store cafés. …

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Petrol prices hitting four-year highs

Growing concerns about risks to global crude-oil supplies have caused international oil prices, and local retail petrol prices, to jump dramatically, peaking in May. Average petrol prices in Australia’s five largest cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth) remained broadly stable in the March quarter 2018, according to the Australian …

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ACCC Report reveals huge petrol retailer price differences

A new in-depth petrol report published by the ACCC this month has suggested that prices for petrol vary significantly by retailer, with Coles Express cited as the most expensive on average across the five main capital cities. Woolworths and independent retailers were generally the cheapest. The ACCC’s report, which details …

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