Traditional Rights and Freedoms - Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws ALRC Report Released

Tuesday 4 August 2015 @ 9.35 a.m. | Legal Research

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released its interim paper yesterday (3 August 2015) on the Review of Commonwealth Laws for Consistency with Traditional Rights, Freedoms and Privileges.

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Comparator Website Guidelines Released by ACCC

Tuesday 4 August 2015 @ 9.01 a.m. | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) has released information for Consumer and Industry on the operation and use of comparator websites.

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Statutes Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses) Bill 2015 Passes Final Stages in SA

Monday 3 August 2015 @ 1.20 p.m. | Crime | Legal Research

The Statutes Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses) Bill 2015 (No. 25 of 2015) from South Australia (SA) has just passed the final stages in Parliament, enabling special arrangements relating to vulnerable persons and the justice system.

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Flight Centre Ltd v ACCC [2015] FCAFC 104: Anti-Competitive Arrangements Not Induced

Monday 3 August 2015 @ 9.54 a.m. | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

The Full Federal Court has allowed an appeal by Flight Centre Travel Group Limited and overturned a 2013 decision that saw Flight Centre fined $11 million over six alleged breaches of the then Trade Practices Act 1974 (Now the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)). In the case Flight Centre Ltd v ACCC [2015] FCAFC 104, the court found that Flight Centre had not induced anti-competitive arrangements with three international airlines by eliminating the differences in international airfares offered to customers.

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Queensland Finally Appoints Chairman for Crime and Corruption Commission

Friday 31 July 2015 @ 10.49 a.m. | Legal Research

Queensland Barrister Alan MacSporran has been appointed as the new chairman of the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission. The appointment was made by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on the 30 July 2015 after a drawn out battle between the Liberal National Party and the Labor Government over who should hold the position.

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