Time to move the goalposts: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 8 May 2020

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, widely viewed as a world-leading authority, continues to struggle before the country’s courts when it comes to merger enforcement, prompting the agency’s chair to again raise the possibility of changing merger laws. The watchdog this week suffered its second high-profile defeat of the year. Meanwhile, Google has publicly responded to Australia’s push to force Facebook and itself to pay for news – via an ACCC code.

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