International factors keeping diesel prices significantly higher than petrol according to report

The reasons behind petrol prices increasing slightly and diesel prices remaining significantly higher are explained by the ACCC The latest available figures have been tallied into a report and there appears little relief for diesel vehicle owners., according to the ACCC. Quarterly average retail petrol prices in the five largest cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide […]

Strong demand for flying pushes up airfares ahead of Christmas holidays

Get ready to pay through the nose as airfares escalate to levels not seen previously as passenger demand outstrips supply If you are still planning to fly somewhere this Christmas, don’t consider that thought any further, change your oil and road-trip it or simply put your feet up. Domestic airfares have soared well above pre-pandemic […]

ACCC set to restore trust and confidence in Murray-Darling Basin water markets

The ACCC says it welcomes the Australian Government’s plan to legislate new functions for the ACCC as the water market conduct regulator in the Murray-Darling Basin. This week, the Government released the Water market reform: final roadmap report and announced its intention to implement all of the recommendations. The ‘roadmap’ built on the findings and […]

Agrison to pay penalty and compensation for misleading tractor buyers

The Federal Court has ordered AA Machinery Pty Ltd (trading as Agrison) to pay a penalty of $220,000 after it admitted making false or misleading representations to customers Agrison admitted to The Federal Court misleading representations about the warranties and after-sales services, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law. The Court also ordered Agrison to […]

Decathlon welcomes resolution of labelling issue as it pays ACCC fine of $1.5 million

International sporting brand Decathlon has welcomed the resolution of its labelling issue with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The Federal Court of Australia this week handed down a fine of $1.5 million.  Decathlon implemented additional Australian market focused labelling compliance and quality assurance systems across the business in 2018. “We are grateful to […]