Even when ASIC has been sufficiently resourced to pursue litigation, the Australian courts have contributed to an environment where contravening behaviour is a rewarding option.
Our financial regulators ASIC and APRA need a board of oversight, similar to what the UK has, to keep them in check.
There are some hallmark problems within franchising in Australia and internationally and not all are within the franchisor's or franchisees' control to fix.
The ACCC’s inquiry into digital platforms should make it easier for users to identify advertising on Google.
Australia's problems with the national broadband network run deeper than what can be solved through an investigation or more monitoring. Maybe we were just too optimistic.
Where do sky-high energy costs come from? Energy companies who build unnecessary infrastructure, passing on the cost to consumers and making a profit.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has blamed gas exports for rising energy costs, breaking with a party room determined to find renewables guilty.
Two reports have highlighted the risk of severe gas shortages in the eastern Australian market, prompting calls for the federal government to restrict exports.
The guarantees in Australian Consumer Law trump your new phone contract's fine print.
The successful prosecution of the first criminal cartel case may be seen as a vindication of the decision to criminalise cartel conduct.
The Federal Court will now have an opportunity to clarify how mergers should be valued, ensuring the ACCC and the Australian Competition Tribunal are applying the same standard.
The level of corporate fines for anti-competitive conduct in Australia is woefully below international benchmarks.
The Turnbull government trails Labor 45-55% on the two-party vote in the Fairfax Ipsos poll.
New analysis of the behaviour of petrol retailers in Perth over a period of five years shows how tacit collusion caused prices to increase by up to 50%.
Our recent audit of success rates provided on the websites of IVF clinics’ in Australia and New Zealand identified some common traps in the way these figures are presented.
The competition in Australia's contactless payment industry is heating up as Apple Pay sets up in Australia. However some banks claim the company is making the system less competitive.
The court action ACCC has brought against Volkswagen might not succeed because Australia's emissions standards are not as strict as those in the US and Europe.
The ACCC has launched proceedings against VW for allegedly misleading consumers. But consumers won't be directly compensated from the case.
Victims of online fraud say they're passed from one authority to another when they try to report it, and they're still made to feel they are to blame for being caught out by a scam.
The presumption in government is that privatisation is always desirable, but many failures have led consumers to think differently.