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Australian High Court in Landmark Ruling on Attempted Price Fixing Between Travel Agent and Airlines

The Australian High Court recently upheld an appeal by the Australian competition regulator (“the ACCC”) that a travel agent Flight Centre (“Flight Centre”) engaged in attempted price fixing in contravention of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (“TPA”) now the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (“CCA”) when it attempted to prevent several airlines from undercutting it on airfare prices.  The High Court decision was a majority decision of 4:1.
  • 22 Dec 2016

What is Point to Point Transport?

Point to Point Transport includes all flexible transport services that can take customers on the route they choose, at the time that suits them. 
  • 7 Oct 2016

HVNL and liability of operators/employers/corporations under proposed primary duties laws

Doing some crystal ball gazing, in the absence of Section 183 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), how would operators/employers/corporations be liable for mass offences under any proposed primary duty duties akin to the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation?
  • 28 Sep 2016

HVNL and nexus

Since HVNL offences (particularly corporation offences) may occur in multiple jurisdictions, simultaneously or consecutively, is it necessary for explanatory provisions regarding nexus?
  • 19 Sep 2016

Up up and away for drones

From 29 September 2016 new rules for the operation of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) in Australia will come into effect. 
  • 1 Sep 2016

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