Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has today announced that the ‘effects test’ will be introduced into the Australian Competition and Consumer Act. Introducing the test will change Section...

The first ever review of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) will test whether consumer protections will suit the modern market place says Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is appealing the Federal Court’s decision that a group of egg producers did not try and establish an egg cartel.   On 10 February 2016 the...

The Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC) has today appointed Mick Keogh as the first ACCC agriculture commissioner to be involved in a new strategic involvement by the ACCC in the agriculture...

The Federal Court of Australia has ruled that a group of Australian egg producers did not attempt to induce a cartel arrangement despite allegations made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...

The Australian Federal Court last Friday ordered Woolworths to pay AUD$3.057 million for misleading consumers over product safety issues with private label products sold in its supermarkets, Big W and...

A former executive at Kellogg’s Australia has claimed in an article appearing in Fairfax’s Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers that the supermarket majors Woolworths and Coles could be using...

On 18 January 2016, the period for relying on the old transitional health claims standard, in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, expired. The new Food Standard 1.2.7 now stands alone.   In...

The former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Graeme Samuel has criticised the ACCC’s plans to replace the concept of “misuse of power” with “effects test” in the...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has initiated proceedings in the Federal Court against Woolworths alleging unconscionable conduct in dealing with a large number of its suppliers.   The...