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ACCC has $170b franchising sector in its sights
4 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
4 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
4 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?
5 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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Woolworths fuel discount undertaking varied
5 months ago

Woolworths fuel discount undertaking varied

The ACCC has accepted a variation to an undertaking provided by Woolworths in 2013 relating to its shopper docket fuel discount offers, which changes how Woolworths can fund the discounts.


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Hewson’s view: Time to end the oil cartel
5 months ago

Hewson’s view: Time to end the oil cartel

You know when you are being ripped off.

This week I filled up my car with standard unleaded at a local servo in the Southern Highlands on two consecutive days, with the …
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Wilkie refers Tassie fuel prices to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission as report shows petrol pain peaked in December
5 months ago

Wilkie refers Tassie fuel prices to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission as report shows petrol pain peaked in December

HOBART motorists were slugged with the highest fuel prices for 10 months in December, forking out more at the bowser than anywhere else in Australia, according to a new report.


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Petrol prices in December 2018 fall significantly
5 months ago

Petrol prices in December 2018 fall significantly

Petrol prices in Australia’s five largest cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth) fell sharply at the end of last year, hitting lows not seen since August 2017.

The ACCC’s December …
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‘Gouged at the pump’: ACT government inquiry to probe high fuel prices
5 months ago

‘Gouged at the pump’: ACT government inquiry to probe high fuel prices

The ACT government will commission a Legislative Assembly inquiry into why drivers are consistently charged more for fuel in Canberra.

Revealing moves to establish a select committee, Chief Minister Andrew Barr …
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Perth motorists warned of fuel price deception from petrol stations
6 months ago

Perth motorists warned of fuel price deception from petrol stations

Petrol stations are trying to hoodwink motorists and cheat the Government’s FuelWatch service, which aims to help drivers fill up their tanks for as little as possible.

FuelWatch …
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