Fair trading regulation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Trade regulation
Fair trade regulation
Trade practices act
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Regulating the international digital economy, with trade and innovation in mind

The international digital economy is growing rapidly, and the fragmented governance framework is struggling to keep pace. This paper illustrates the importance of governance in relation to private-sector innovation and recommends next steps to enhance governance, close gaps and promote further innovation
Policy report

The benefits of Brexit: how the UK is taking advantage of leaving the EU

This policy document sets out how the United Kingdom is capitalising on the benefits of 'Brexit' and how the government will use its new freedoms to transform the UK into the best regulated economy in the world.
Strategy

A blueprint for trade and investment with Indonesia

This document provides practical and strategic guidance for Australian businesses considering market opportunities in the Indonesian economy for the first time. It also helps Australian business take advantage of complementarities between the two economies, laws and regulations.
Report

The digital decide: how to agree on WTO rules for digital trade

Although digital trade is growing exponentially internationally, the “regulatory restrictions on international digital trade are growing equally, if not more, rapidly” (Lovelock, 2020). This report argues that World Trade Organization rules are much needed to limit these restrictions on digital trade by drawing agreed lines...
Report

Trade and assistance review 2019-20

This report delivers the Productivity Commission’s estimates of assistance provided to businesses for the year to June 2020. The review is set against a background of unprecedented industry assistance to counter the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, although most of this assistance has been...
Report

TRIPS-past to TRIPS-plus: upholding the balance between exclusivity and access

A deadly global pandemic and other unique circumstances have combined to present the World Trade Organization (WTO) with an opportunity to modernize its rules for the trade-related aspects of intellectual property (IP) rights. This paper looks at the potential for reform of the Agreement on...
Report

Driving a fairer deal: regulation of the relationship between car manufacturers and car dealers in Australia

This report primarily considers the impact of GM Holden's decision to cease distributing cars, the broader relationships between car manufacturers and dealers, and the adequacy of the current regulatory regime upon those relationships.
Fact sheet

Insolvency reforms to support small business

The Australian government is making changes to our insolvency framework to better serve Australian small businesses, their creditors, and their employees. The changes will introduce new processes suitable for small businesses from 1 January 2021, reducing complexity, time and costs for small businesses.
Report

Trade transformation: supporting Australia's export and investment opportunities

This inquiry considered opportunities for Australian businesses to increase their exports and attract further investment. In particular, the Committee examined what role the Australian government has in boosting exports, such as through supporting research and development, trade agreements and tax incentives.
Policy report

Foreign investment reforms

This paper outlines the most comprehensive reforms to Australia’s foreign investment review framework in more than 20 years. The Australian government will shortly release exposure draft legislation for consultation on the reforms prior to its introduction into Parliament, and provide further guidance for investors on...
Policy

ACCC/OAIC compliance and enforcement policy for the Consumer Data Right

The purpose of this policy is to help consumers and Consumer Data Right (CDR) participants understand the approach that the ACCC and the OAIC will adopt to encourage compliance with CDR Rules, legislation (including Privacy Safeguards) and Consumer Data Standards. The policy also sets out...
Discussion paper

Retail investor trading during COVID-19 volatility

This paper outlines some early observations by ASIC staff on trading in securities and contracts for difference (CFDs) during the volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (COVID-19 volatility). It was produced to inform our work in managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and is...
Report

Regulator watch: the enforcement performance of Australia’s consumer protection regulators (2nd Edition)

Following the first edition of Regulator Watch in 2013, this edition compares the enforcement activities of key regulators, to assess how their performance has improved and renews calls for greater enforcement activity and more consistent, accessible and transparent reporting.
Report

Report to the Australian Senate on anti-competitive and other practices by health insurers and providers in relation to private health insurance

This report analyses key competition and consumer developments and trends in the private health insurance industry between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019, including ACCC enforcement and other actions relating to the health sector.
Report

Review of online targeting: final report and recommendations

Using machine learning, online targeting systems predict what content is most likely to interest people, and influence people to behave in a particular way. This research report shows that people welcome the convenience these systems offer, but express concern when they learn about the systems’...
Report

Surveillance on UK council websites

This report from software developer, Brave, reveals that people seeking help for addiction, disability, and poverty on council websites are profiled by private companies in the United Kingdom. None of the data collecting companies recorded in this study had received consent from the website visitor...
Report

Cybercrime prevention principles for internet service providers

The working group that contributed to the development of the principles outlined in this report agreed that all internet service providers (ISPs) should explore and ideally commit to implementing the recommendations on their own networks, due to the significant impact this could have on the...
Report

Keeping watch: how to tell if the energy retail market is delivering for Victorian consumers?

The Victorian government has requested the Essential Services Commission to give effect to recommendation 8A from the Independent review into the electricity and gas retail markets in Victoria, which requires the commission to monitor and report on the competitiveness and efficiency of the Victorian retail...
Report

Assessing the competitiveness and efficiency of the Victorian energy retail market

In consultation with interested stakeholders and the public, the Essential Services Commission has developed a framework and approach to help assess whether the Victorian energy retail market is delivering good value to energy consumers.
Strategy

Regulating in the digital age

This Australian government’s response to the Digital Platforms Inquiry outlines a roadmap for a program of work and series of reforms to promote competition, enhance consumer protection and support a sustainable Australian media landscape in the digital age.