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Let companies compete and consumers take the gains

The Harper report provides an invaluable blueprint to re-energise the national competition policy. These reforms were started after the Hilmer report in 1995 but were suspended by the Council of …
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Sharpen focus and split the ACCC, says Harper report

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission would lose its powers to regulate the access and pricing of telecommunications and other infrastructure to a new, separate regulator and have half of its …
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Supermarket lobby rejects key finding in Federal Government’s Harper competition review
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Supermarket lobby rejects key finding in Federal Government’s Harper competition review

The body representing Australia’s big two supermarkets has rejected a key part of the Federal Government’s competition review.

The Harper Review final report was released Tuesday after a wide-ranging …
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ACCC welcomes pro-competitive recommendations of Harper review

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission welcomes the release of the Competition Policy Review Panel’s final report, the most significant review of its kind in over 20 years.

“This is …
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Explainer: Why is the consumer competition watchdog investigating Darwin fuel prices?
4 years ago

Explainer: Why is the consumer competition watchdog investigating Darwin fuel prices?

It will come as no surprise to Northern Territorians that the national body charged with investigating allegations of fuel price gouging chose to start its investigation in Darwin.

The …
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Darwin petrol prices to go under ACCC spotlight

The competition watchdog has announced Darwin as the site for its first in-depth investigation into high petrol prices.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will use its compulsory …
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ACCC announces first regional petrol market study in Darwin

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced  Darwin as the first regional location being studied under the new petrol monitoring arrangements launched by the Minister for Small Business, the …
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Pain at the pump: Australia set to be hit by petrol price hike

Motorists are being warned to brace for pain at the petrol pump after the consumer watchdog flagged fuel prices are again on the rise.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission …
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ACCC warns regional petrol stations as city-country price difference jumps
4 years ago

ACCC warns regional petrol stations as city-country price difference jumps

Regional petrol stations that fail to quickly pass on the benefit of lower global oil prices will be scrutinised by the competition regulator, which has found the difference between city …
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ACCC releases first quarterly petrol report

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released the first quarterly report into the Australian petroleum industry for 2015.

The report covers the period from June to December with some …
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