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Coles Express a driving force behind petrol price shock
2 weeks ago

Coles Express a driving force behind petrol price shock

Petrol prices have spiked in capital cities, with unleaded prices soaring as high as 167.9 cents in Brisbane.

Meanwhile, prices in Adelaide hit 165 cents this week, in Melbourne the …
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ACT government rules out fuel price monitoring
3 weeks ago

ACT government rules out fuel price monitoring

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has ruled out his government implementing a public fuel price monitoring scheme or 24-hour lock-in prices in the ACT.

In a letter to a Legislative Assembly …
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ACCC reviews Viva’s grip on fuel as expansion continues
1 month ago

ACCC reviews Viva’s grip on fuel as expansion continues

The competition watchdog has launched a probe into Viva Energy’s move to extend its reach into regional fuel wholesaling, querying whether its $42 million buyout of Liberty Oil could push …
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Coles fuel discount undertaking varied
1 month ago

Coles fuel discount undertaking varied

The ACCC has accepted a variation to an undertaking provided by Coles in 2013 relating to its shopper docket fuel discount offers.The variation to the undertaking will allow Coles to …
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‘Human error’: 7-Eleven, Caltex singled out by ACCC over axing of tampon tax
2 months ago

‘Human error’: 7-Eleven, Caltex singled out by ACCC over axing of tampon tax

Convenience retailers 7-Eleven and Caltex took weeks to fully reduce prices on menstrual products after they were exempted from GST at the start of 2019 and did so only after …
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Competition in Australia petrol station market
2 months ago

Competition in Australia petrol station market

According to ACCC, supermarket-based petrol station chain lose market share while retail wholesaler and independent petrol station earn market share.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), supermarket-based …
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ACCC has $170b franchising sector in its sights
2 months ago

ACCC has $170b franchising sector in its sights

Rod Sims, chairman of the competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, is itching for the government to reform the $170 billion franchising sector.

It follows a damning parliamentary …
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Franchise industry faces tougher enforcement regime
2 months ago

Franchise industry faces tougher enforcement regime

The competition regulator will get a raft of new responsibilities and powers to protect potential franchisees from being exploited by large companies when they make the life-changing decision to start …
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Flood of US oil tipped to keep lid on petrol prices
2 months ago

Flood of US oil tipped to keep lid on petrol prices

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest global oil outlook, released on Monday night, predicts America’s oil and gas boom will see it become a net exporter by 2021 with profound …
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Is manic Monday a fuel’s errand?
3 months ago

Is manic Monday a fuel’s errand?

There should be a Nobel Prize for science awarded to whoever calculates the mega-tonnes of pollutants pumped into the atmosphere each Monday by cars lined up for cheap petrol.

Hopefully …
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