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Competition

Competition moves – Woolworths and PFD
3 weeks ago

Competition moves – Woolworths and PFD

ACCC Chairman, Mr Rod Sims recently provided a major address to the National Press Club in Canberra. The address, titled ‘Market power in the COVID-19 era’, highlighted the need for …
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ACCC releases class exemption for SMEs and Fuel Retailers
1 month ago

ACCC releases class exemption for SMEs and Fuel Retailers

By  •  ACAPMA, Competition

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has finalised the process by which small businesses can come together to collectively bargain with customers or suppliers, and fuel retailers can come …
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ACCC seeks comments on the planned Woolworths acquisition of PFD Food Services
2 months ago

ACCC seeks comments on the planned Woolworths acquisition of PFD Food Services

As part of the review process of major acquisitions the ACCC consults with business and industry who are likely to be impacted by a proposed acquisition. In the case of …
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ACCC authorises AIP and its members to cooperate on securing fuel supply during COVID-19 pandemic
3 months ago

ACCC authorises AIP and its members to cooperate on securing fuel supply during COVID-19 pandemic

The ACCC has granted conditional authorisation and approval to enable the Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP), its current members, and any future parties approved by the ACCC, to cooperate to …
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Cairns fuel prices: Woree’s United and Liberty fight to offer cheapest unleaded petrol
3 months ago

Cairns fuel prices: Woree’s United and Liberty fight to offer cheapest unleaded petrol

FUEL prices at one of Cairns’ servos has risen slightly after setting a record low in years but remain below $1 per litre in line with a nearby competitor.

As …
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Australia’s petrol prices hit lowest level in 21 years during COVID-19
3 months ago

Australia’s petrol prices hit lowest level in 21 years during COVID-19

Australia’s petrol prices have fallen to their lowest level in 21 years, when adjusted for inflation.The latest petrol monitoring report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) shows the …
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Petrol prices low but gross margins at record highs
3 months ago

Petrol prices low but gross margins at record highs

Average petrol prices in the June quarter 2020 fell to their lowest level in 21 years in real inflation adjusted terms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but gross …
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New Cairns Liberty Oil petrol station to be the first of six for region
4 months ago

New Cairns Liberty Oil petrol station to be the first of six for region

A NEW service station is gearing up to open in Cairns this week, promising some fresh competition in the tight Far North petrol market.

Liberty Oil will open its first …
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Blame lack of controls and competition for high fuel prices in the Pilbara, says ACCC
5 months ago

Blame lack of controls and competition for high fuel prices in the Pilbara, says ACCC

Experts say petrol retailers have been slow to pass on savings to customers in the Pilbara.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its latest petrol monitoring report.


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Pandemic drove Australian petrol prices to record low
5 months ago

Pandemic drove Australian petrol prices to record low

Petrol prices sank to their lowest levels on record across Australia’s five largest cities in April as travel restrictions and global oversupply triggered a stunning crash in the cost of …
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