Thanks one of the treasurer’s most trusted confidants, we can now piece together what the government’s likely to do next about rising energy bills. Here’s what I expect to see over the next month.
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Rod Sims & Michelle Grattan.
Michelle Grattan talks with Rod Sims, former chair of the ACCC, now a professor at the Australian National University's Crawford School for Public Policy, on tax, gas and the budget.
Jim Chalmers on Tuesday announced the budget outcome for the financial year just ended will be nearly $50 billion better than anticipated at the time former treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s delivered his budget in March.
News organisations employing employing 15-20% of Australian journalists still don’t get paid by Facebook.
Even with enough supply, local gas prices have been skyrocketing. The ACCC has squibbed on possible reforms such as a windfall profits tax.
There are good grounds to argue the competition watchdog, or federal treasurer Jim Chalmers, should be vetoing the deal.
2021 saw particularly higher losses for vulnerable demographics. The numbers are startling – and the government arguably isn’t doing enough.
Consumers should have more control over how online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon collect and use their data, according to a new ACCC report.
There’s no evidence the Australian government’s so-called ‘Big Stick" power pricing law have achieved anything, or were ever needed.
While the ACCC failed in a similar case against Google in 2013, there are some key details in this one which could give it more leverage.
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Estimates suggest a 10% jump in the price of petrol pushes down demand for petrol 3%. In the past 14 months, the price has jumped 50%.
A number of legal cases were brought forward by regulators this year, in a bid to hold major tech companies accountable.
The inaugural chair of the ACCC says Gina Cass-Gottlieb’s experience opposing the ACCC in court will prove invaluable, and that it’s time to appoint a lawyer as chair.
If you own a diesel car with an AdBlue tank, your engine is programmed to not start once you run out of it. But Australia can handle the looming diesel engine additive shortage – if we don’t panic.
I sifted through 30 power retailers’ offers to save on my home bills. Then I checked - and discovered I’d been switched to a more expensive plan.
This is a big win for Australia’s consumer watchdog in its ongoing battle against misleading environmental claims.
Each time you visit a page hosting ads, an automated ad auction begins behind the scenes — where the highest bidder wins the chance to target you with their product.
Takeover bids for Australia’s last listed energy network companies suggest these monopolies are charging way more than necessary.
Shared ownership means Australian industries are far more concentrated than traditional metrics suggest.
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Companies are allowed to track users as much as they like — as long as they spell it out in the fine print. But a ground-breaking Australian legal judgement should give them pause.