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Key takeouts from the RBB Economics Conference keynote speech

Competition, Trade & Regulatory

Key takeouts from the RBB Economics Conference keynote speech

Key insights from Caroline Coops' keynote speech at the recent RBB Economics Conference.

06 December 2018

More reforms to “clarify and strengthen” the ACL

On 18 October 2018, the Australian Parliament passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Act 2018 (Cth). The Act is intended to “clarify and strengthen” the...

26 October 2018

All over takeovers: Developments since 1 July

There has continued to be considerable activity in the takeovers regulatory space over the last 3 months. This article provides a snapshot of applications made to the Panel...

12 October 2018

Indemnifying officers and employees for breaches of competition laws

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions each have power to apply to the Federal Court of Australia for penalties against employees...

10 October 2018

Australia to repeal the IP exemption in competition legislation

Businesses who license their intellectual property rights should start reviewing their licensing arrangements to ensure compliance with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

09 October 2018
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Morrison’s Christmas promise: Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has promised the long awaited Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement by Christmas. The announcement is a good news story for international trade...

05 September 2018

Open Banking & Consumer Data Right – new draft law released

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

15 August 2018
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The future of trade: preparing for radical change

We highlight five broad themes in relation to the Future of Trade that we think should be on the agenda of boards and senior leadership teams of Australian...

15 August 2018

ACCC commences first ‘gun jumping’ case against Cryosite

The ACCC has commenced the first ‘gun jumping’ case against biotech company Cryosite Limited for alleged breach of the civil prohibitions on cartel conduct

24 July 2018

The final word and ‘smoking gun’ documents - ACCC v Pfizer

Federal Court of Australia dismisses ACCC appeal, finding Pfizer had not misused its substantial market power for an anti-competitive purpose, and had not engaged in exclusive dealing conduct....

05 June 2018

Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness – the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report released today

The Productivity Commission’s Draft Report aims to provide an overall assessment of the superannuation system and recommend policy changes.

29 May 2018
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A new data economy: Open Banking to start in Australia on 1 July 2019

This is not restricted to the banking sector. Treasury and the ACCC are already considering its expansion to the energy and telecommunications sectors.

10 May 2018
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