The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2009

Australia: Overview

Graeme Samuel, the chairman of Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has previously stated that the ACCC has a reputation of being one of the most vigilant competition law enforcement authorities in the world. Certainly, the ACCC defends consumer interests vigorously in enforcing both the competition law and consumer protection provisions of the Australian Trade Practices Act 1974.