Law: Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Australia)

Divestment package may not appease ACCC concerns over pathology merger

A proposed divestment remedy by Australian Clinical Labs does not fully address concerns that its takeover of a rival would harm competition, the country’s antitrust watchdog has said.

03 October 2023

ACCC blocks toll road deal

A proposal by Australia’s largest toll road operator to purchase a majority stake in a rival would likely foreclose competition, the country’s antitrust authority has held.

21 September 2023

Qantas/China Eastern alliance should be cancelled, ACCC says

An eight-year alliance between Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines should be cancelled because the public benefit no longer outweighs harm to competition, Australia’s antitrust watchdog has said.

15 September 2023

ANZ/Suncorp eye court challenge after ACCC block

ANZ and Suncorp have hinted they will fight the Australian competition authority’s block of their planned €2.9 billion tie-up, after the watchdog today said their deal could harm competition for home loans nationally and certain local banking services.

04 August 2023

ACCC allows banks to collaborate to combat scams

Australia’s largest banks can collaborate on developing an industry standard to tackle scams, subject to extensive reporting requirements and the involvement of a competition lawyer, the country’s antitrust authority has said.

03 August 2023

Building automation company schemed to rig National Gallery tender, Australian court finds

A building management system provider and its sole director attempted to conspire with a rival to rig a tender for a project at the National Gallery of Australia, a court has found.

01 August 2023

ACCC raises concerns over pair of contentious tie-ups

Australian Clinical Labs’ proposed purchase of Healius may substantially lessen competition for pathology services by giving the merged company more than 50% of the relevant market, the country’s antitrust authority has said.

20 July 2023

Break up abusive firms and amend SLC test, says ex-ACCC head

A former head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recommended a host of reforms to the country’s antitrust regime that would empower the enforcer to forcibly break up companies found to have abused their market power.

10 July 2023

ACCC concerned about toll road deal

Australia’s antitrust enforcer has warned that the proposed acquisition of a majority stake in a rival by the country’s largest toll road operator may block future competition in local markets.

29 June 2023

Australian tribunal upholds ACCC’s decision to block Telstra/TPG deal

A 10-year infrastructure sharing agreement between Telstra and TPG Telecom would harm competition by weakening a rival mobile network operator and leading to higher prices, the Australian Competition Tribunal has ruled

21 June 2023

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