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Dairy Farmers falls foul of ACCC over Dairy Code compliance

Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative is the latest dairy company to be caught failing to comply with its publishing obligatio...

Eftpos, BPAY and NPP merger approved by ACCC

ACCC chair Rod Sims said, in general, the three businesses do not compete with one another and that the amalgamation wou...

ACCC targets dairy firm for circumventing code of conduct

Dairy firm Lactalis Australia has been taken to Federal Court for alleged breaches of the Dairy Code of Conduct.

ACCC finds Brownes Dairy in breach of Dairy Code

Brownes Dairy has been penalised $22,200 by the ACCC over two breaches of the Dairy Code of Conduct last year.

Grape Co fined for misleading consumers on grape origins

The company has also been alleged of breaching The Horticulture Code.

Kimberly-Clark fined $200,000 for claiming products ‘Made in Australia’

Kleenex's website showed the logo on products made in Germany, South Korea and the UK.
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Ombudsman hits out at Woolies’ “opportunistic” PFD takeover

Small business ombudsman warns the takeover could lead to significant job losses.

Amazon, AliExpress, Catch and eBay sign online product safety pledge

The ACCC’s Australian Product Safety Pledge aims to protect consumers from unsafe goods.

Woolworths’ distribution bid “opportunistic”: Ombudsman

Woolworth’s bid to acquire food distributor PFD has earned another detractor, with the Australian Small Business and Fam...

Federal Court backs Woolworths’ eco range, dismisses ACCC appeal

The Full Federal Court has dismissed the ACCC’s appeal against an an earlier judgement on the compostability of Woolwort...
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ACCC to probe Woolworths’ planned takeover of PFD Food Services

Woolworths Group’s plan to acquire a controlling interest in food and grocery supplier PFD Food Services will be subject...

ACCC gives green light to Ingham’s, chicken companies on Covid-19 crisis

Poultry companies work together to address chicken meat supply issue in Victoria lockdown.

Woolworths extends dairy levy for one year

The move coincides with Dairy Code of Conduct deadline requiring processors to publish supply agreements online.

Yoghurt company coughs up over omitting ingredient on packaging

The ACCC issued the company with an infringement notice for allegedly misleading consumers by failing to disclose an ing...

ACCC allows medicine manufacturers to work together to manage supply demands

Medicine groups collaborate to identify and mitigate any shortages or supply chain problems.

Look who’s talking: Australia’s telcos, banks and supermarkets granted exemption to cartel laws

The watchdog has decided the benefits of permitting competitors to cooperate to secure the supply of essentials goods ou...

ACCC boss says competition will survive COVID-19 pandemic

ACCC chair Rod Sims says an open, market economy is "essential to the prosperity of all Australians".

ACCC warns of COVID-19 scams

Consumers warned not to purchase any products that claim to cure or prevent COVID-19.

Asahi proposes divestment of cider and beer brands to allay ACCC concerns over CUB deal

Asahi offers to ditch Strongbow, Stella, Becks and more to get CUB deal passed.

Ombudsman backs collective bargaining for small grocers to compete with big players

Ombudsman believes it's almost impossible for smaller players to compete in the current supermarket landscape.