Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Unconscionable Conduct: An Unconscionably High Standard? An Assessment of whether an Unfair Trading Practices Prohibition Should Be Introduced to Capture Conduct Engaged in By Digital Platforms” – Kate French; and “Antitrust Economic Principles and Intellectual Property Licensing Fees” – Christopher Pleatsikas.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Unconscionable Conduct – Quo Vadis?”; Administration and Competition Policy: “Assessing a Merger Control Regime: Relevant Factors” – Dr Luke Wainscoat; Authorisations and Notifications: “Country Press Australia’s Collective Bargaining Notification” – Holly Cao; Defective Goods: “Defective Medical Devices, Defamatory Statements about Alleged Defects, and Retaining Walls and Paving Make a Lot of Appellate Work” – T H J Cadd; Restrictive Trade Practices: “Reforming Australia’s Merger Regime” – Julie Clarke; Case Note: “Profits, Policy and Privatisation: What the Federal Court’s Decision in the NSW Ports Case Means for Private Companies Bidding for State-owned Infrastructure Assets” – Rachel White; Energy Etchings: “AER Year in Review – Committed to Making Energy Consumers Better Off, Now and in the Future” – Australian Energy Regulator; Council Considerations: “The Council’s Work during 2020–2021” – Malika Bouhafs; Commission Cameos: “To Merge or Not to Merge – What Is the Answer?” – Hank Spier; Consumer Concerns: “Grounded: Consumer Experiences of Travel Cancellations throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Case for Reform” – Alison Elliott; Report from China: “SAMR’s Approach for Merger Review in Digital Sector” – Sharon Henrick, Liu Cheng and Mengzhen Wang; Report from India: “Major Developments in Competition Law in 2020–2021” – Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola; and Report from Russia: “Russian Antitrust Enforcement in Digital Markets: Cases Brought By the FAS of Russia against Booking.com and Apple” – Evgeny Khokhlov and Anna Zabolotnykh.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Batter Up: ACCC Proposes Compulsory “Final Offer Arbitration” for Disputes between Media Businesses and Digital Platforms in Australia” – Sam Luttrell and Dave Poddar; and “Asset Valuation Confusion under Australia’s National Gas Rules” – Euan Morton and Matt Rodgers. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial; Access to Services; Defective Goods; Restrictive Trade Practices; Case Note; Council Considerations; Commission Cameos; What If …; Comments from Commerce; Report from China; and Report from India.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Margin Squeezes as a Misuse of Market Power” – Paul McLachlan; “‘Your Rights Mob’: Making Indigenous Consumer Protection an Enduring Priority” – Rod Sims; “How Will the Enforcement of Section 46 of the CCA Change under the Full Harper?” – Sophie Matthiesson; and the following sections: Defective Goods; Case Note; Commission Cameos; Report from India; Report from Latin America; and Odds and Ends.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Lord Atkin: Principle and Progress” – P D T Applegarth; and “What’s in a Name?” – Justice Emilios Kyrou. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Personalia; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases (Miller v The Queen, Compton v Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Ltd, Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co plc, Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG); and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Australia’s Protected Cartel Information Scheme: Has the Right Balance Been Struck?” – Holly Yang Cao; and “The ACCC, the Internet and Extraterritorial Injunctions” – Adrian Coorey; and the following sections: Access to Services; Administration and National Competition Policy; Case Note; What If…; Consumer Concerns; Report from Asia; Report from North America; and Worth Repeating.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Investigating the goodwill issue in franchising: An exploratory analysis” – Maurice Roussety, Lorelle Frazer and Evan Douglas; “Registration errors, priority rules and the policy behind the PPSA: In pursuit of certainty or fairness?” – Linda Widdup; “Misleading premium claims” – Stephen Corones; and “Forensic accounting: Professional regulation of a multi-disciplinary field” – Jeanette Van Akkeren, Sherrena Buckby and Julie-Anne Tarr. Also in this Part are the following sections: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Recent successes for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission” – Robert Baxt AO; Company Law and Securities: “Assessing the capabilities of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and other issues” – Robert Baxt AO.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Corporate governance for Australian energy and resources companies” – John Chandler and Jared Clements; “Assessing the effectiveness of ASIC’s accountability framework” – Diana Nestorovska; and “Termination payments under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) – Some issues” – John Sartori. This issue also includes the following sections: Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Law – Professor Jean Jacques du Plessis: “Shareholder primacy and other stakeholder interests”; and Overseas Notes: New Zealand: “Equity crowdfunding in Australia” – Gordon Walker, Alma Pekmezovic and Annabelle Walker.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following content: “Can an Australian company use a dispute resolution clause in its constitution to bar shareholder class actions?” – James Emmerig; “Public interest litigation under s 50 of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth): The case for amendment” – Tony Johnson; “Banning, disqualification and licensing powers: ACCC, APRA, ASIC and the ATO – Regulatory overlap, penalty privilege and law reform” – Tom Middleton; and the following sections: Corporate Insolvency: “Recovery from Ponzi scheme investors: New Zealand’s Fisk v McIntosh  NZHC 1403” – Trish Keeper; and Overseas Notes: New Zealand: “New Zealand rejects peak indebtedness” – Barry Allan.