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They’re back. ‘Big stick’ electricity laws re-introduced

Competition, Trade & Regulatory

They’re back. ‘Big stick’ electricity laws re-introduced

On 18 September the Federal Government reintroduced Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 into Parliament.

20 September 2019

Important Developments In The ACCC's Cartel Immunity Policy And Introduction Of Whistleblowing Tool

From 1 October 2019, the ACCC will apply an updated cartel immunity and cooperation policy.

09 September 2019

Consumer Data Right In Energy - Are You Ready?

The CDR is coming to the energy industry and it has the power to fundamentally change the way the energy industry manages and controls consumer data.

06 September 2019

ACCC To Examine The Murray Darling Basin Water Markets

The Federal Government has announced that it will direct the ACCC to conduct a market inquiry into the water markets operating in the MDB.

09 August 2019
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ACCC Recommends Wide-Ranging Changes To Australian Privacy Laws

On 26 July 2019, the Federal Government released the ACCC’s final report on the Digital Platforms Inquiry.

01 August 2019

It's Finally Here - Draft Bill Extending Unfair Contract Terms To Insurance Contracts

This article was written by Peta Stevenson, Sarah Yu, Mandy Tsang and Astrid Sugden.On Tuesday, Treasury released an exposure draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Unfair Terms in...

31 July 2019

Biosimilar Use In Australia: A Status Update

Despite Australia’s relatively pro-biosimilar regulatory framework, the uptake of biosimilars in Australia continues to lag behind that observed in Europe and the USA.

30 July 2019
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ASIC's overkill on 'stub equity' in private deals

ASIC is set to crack down on the use of stub equity in public bids by private equity sponsors. Our experts Mark McNamara, Lee Horan, Mark Vanderneut and...

25 June 2019

No duty owed by government to prevent financial loss to business

In Roo Roofing Pty Ltd & Anor v The Commonwealth of Australia [2019] VSC 331, the Supreme Court of Victoria has refused to find that the Federal Government...

14 June 2019

Optus Enterprise 4.0: On Point | Open Banking

The release of the exposure draft of laws for the Consumer Data Right is the next important step in starting Open Banking in Australia

13 June 2019
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All Over Takeovers: Developments Since 1 January

This article explores issues raised by applications to the Takeovers Panel (Panel) since 1 January 2019.

30 April 2019

All Over Takeovers: Developments Since 1 January

This article explores issues raised by applications to the Takeovers Panel (Panel) since 1 January 2019.

16 April 2019

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