In the media
Data retention bill threatens ACCC and ASIC
white-collar crime probes
The war on terror threatens to undermine the fight against white-collar crooks, with a proposed law cutting off consumer and corporate cops’ access to phone records. Under existing law, the ACCC Competition can find out who called who and when, and helps the ACCC prove cartel behaviour by showing executives from opposing companies communicating with each other (02 February 2015). More...
BMW, Bosch join Deutsche Bahn in airline cartel
German carmaker BMW and car supplier Bosch said they would join Deutsche Bahn in two claims for about 2.1 billion euros (2 billion pounds) in damages from air freight carriers who were involved in a cartel (01 February 2015). More...
Chicken giant Baiada reported for alleged price
Chicken giant Baiada has been reported to the nation’s consumer watchdog for alleged price fixing collusion between Baiada and rival Hazeldene. A litany of complaints include the quality of chicken Baiada was providing to suppliers and concerns it was incorrectly labelling kosher chickens (02 February 2015). More...
by Independent Contractors Australia  ACompT 1
TRADE PRACTICES – application for review of a determination to authorise collective bargaining – standing of the applicant – whether applicant has a “sufficient interest” – the applicant is a membership-based not for profit association and is a general representative of small business and independent contractors – the authorisation is geographically confined and authorises limited conduct – the applicant does not have members who would be affected by the authorisation – the applicant does not have any actual commercial interests which are or may be affected by the authorisation - the ACCC failed to take notice of the potential for collective boycotts that the TWU is likely to impose.. Consequently, ICA seeks to have the Authorisation set aside and the application of TWUQB to the ACCC refused. More...
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