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A new frontier: Going where the ACCC has not gone before

10 February 2017

In December 2016, Australian courts handed down four significant decisions that provide insights into the way in which Australian courts and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) are likely to approach the application of Australia's competition and consumer laws in 2017.

In particular, these decisions are a culmination of the ACCC's 2015/2016 enforcement priorities and stated willingness to both bring cases that will challenge existing competition law norms and also to pursue larger penalties for contraventions of Australian competition and consumer law.

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