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Ombudsman welcomes designated-complaints legislation

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the introduction of legislation into Federal Parliament that will create a “designated-complaints” mechanism to fast-track serious disputes for small businesses...

ACCC to examine supermarket prices and competition

The Australian government has announced that it will direct the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into Australia’s supermarket sector. The year-long inquiry will examine the pricing practices of the supermarkets, along with the...

Viva Energy’s acquisition of OTR approved

Viva Energy’s proposed acquisition of OTR Group has not been opposed by the ACCC, after committing to divesting 25 Coles Express sites in South Australia. The ACCC’s review focused on areas in which...

Retail fuel prices driven by international factors

International factors contributed to higher petrol prices in the September quarter, according to the ACCC’s latest quarterly petrol monitoring report. This included higher international refined fuel prices driven by OPEC oil production cuts and...

Diesel prices were lower than average petrol prices in June 2023

Average retail diesel prices in Australia’s five largest cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth) continued to decrease during the June quarter 2023 to similar levels as average retail petrol prices, the ACCC’s latest...

Retail sector increases accessibility of ‘pop up’ retailing code

The retail industry’s Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice has become more accessible, with the Code’s governance group releasing Fact Sheets translated into Arabic, Hindi, Simplified Chinese, and Vietnamese. The Code sets the...

Lactalis fined for Dairy Code breaches

Lactalis Australia has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $950,000 in penalties for contravening the Dairy Code of Conduct. The Dairy Code, which came into effect on 1 January 2020, is...

Businesses urged to back up sustainability claims

The ACCC is urging businesses to track and substantiate claims they make about environmental sustainability in a bid to stamp out ‘greenwashing’. On July 14, the ACCC released draft guidelines about sustainability claims...
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