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Fuel industry strongly questions objectivity of ACCC analysis of national fuel market
2 days ago

Fuel industry strongly questions objectivity of ACCC analysis of national fuel market

The peak representative body representing service station operators in Australia has responded angrily to the ACCC’s December 2017 Quarterly Report on the Australian Petroleum Market, seriously questioning the objectivity of …
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FURTHER PETROL PRICING PROBE PLANNED IN NZ
3 months ago

FURTHER PETROL PRICING PROBE PLANNED IN NZ

Earlier this year, the New Zealand Energy Minister (then the Hon Judith Collins MP) commissioned an investigation into retail petrol prices around NZ.  The investigation team reported mid-year, concluding that …
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ACCC chief warns new competition laws protect against big data e-collusion
3 months ago

ACCC chief warns new competition laws protect against big data e-collusion

Data-driven innovation has allowed consumers to search for better products and deals instantaneously and allows providers to price discriminate based on minute-by-minute demand analysis – but it also creates opportunities …
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Australian Government finalises new fuel reporting rules
3 months ago

Australian Government finalises new fuel reporting rules

By  •  Legal

Earlier this week, the Global Oil Security Section of the Australian Department of Environment and Energy advised that the new rules for the operation of the Petroleum and Other Fuels …
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Important changes to laws on credit card and EFTPOS fees
6 months ago

Important changes to laws on credit card and EFTPOS fees

By  •  Legal

On 1 September 2017, it became illegal for Australian businesses to charge their customers with excessive charges for using EFTPOS and credit cards to pay for purchases.

Essentially, this means …
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Section 46 to give small businesses a level playing field
6 months ago

Section 46 to give small businesses a level playing field

Section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 – the misuse-of-market-power provision – has been amended by the federal government to align with the recommendations of the 2016 Harper …
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A reminder to suppliers about their EOFY Oil Code obligations
6 months ago

A reminder to suppliers about their EOFY Oil Code obligations

By Peter van Rompaey and Marian Ngo, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

It’s that time of year again where suppliers with a financial year ending 30 June must complete their …
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New fuels reporting laws passed by the Australian Parliament
6 months ago

New fuels reporting laws passed by the Australian Parliament

By  •  Legal

On Wednesday 16 August 2017, the Australian Parliament formally passed the Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Bill (2017).

This Bill was developed following extensive consultation with industry and other stakeholders …
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Stepping into a quagmire – environmental liability in cross-border contracts
1 year ago

Stepping into a quagmire – environmental liability in cross-border contracts

Businesses engaged in cross-border transactions and investments are often exposed to unanticipated liability under the laws and regulations of foreign countries. Businesses that have an incomplete understanding of the laws …
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What will mandatory data breach notification mean for your business?
1 year ago

What will mandatory data breach notification mean for your business?

Australia is expected to have a mandatory breach notification scheme in place within 12 months after the senate passed new laws requiring businesses to alert regulators and customers if they …
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