Federal Parliament had a busy end to last year, passing not only the carbon pricing bill but also bills to introduce new price signalling laws and to clarify the laws relating to merger control and unconscionable conduct. The ACCC responded to the carbon pricing bill by publishing guidelines to assist businesses to avoid making misleading carbon-related price increase claims. The price signalling laws will apply to certain disclosures of pricing and other sensitive information by banks from June 2012.
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In this issue, we also summarise recent competition law developments in Australia and globally.
We wish all our readers a happy new year.