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Transparency International Launches the Latest Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 – China Loses Ground

On 3 December 2014, Transparency International ("TI") launched its latest Corruption Perceptions Index ("CPI") 2014. The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their...

How much do you value your job? Disqualification orders find their way to Australian...

First disqualification order in a competition matter The global financial crisis demonstrated that the only thing standing between most people and hardship is their...

Australia: Expansion of Sanctions relating to Russia and Ukraine

The Australian Government has released for comment the draft regulations and specification instrument to implement expanded sanctions relating to Russia and Ukraine (announced 1...

Australia: Mandatory Data Retention Legislation Released

The introduction of data retention laws for carriers and carriage service providers has been discussed between the federal government and the Australian telecommunications industry...

Australia: Competition Regulator proposes First Authorisation of Resale Price Maintenance

On 21 October 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft determination proposing to grant conditional authorization to an Australian...

Only Four Countries Actively Enforce OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

On 23 October 2014, Transparency International published a report which analyzed the enforcement of the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Anti Bribery...

Snapshot: Credit for antitrust compliance programs around the world

 Last week we analyzed the view of US antitrust enforcers on the existence of a compliance program when assessing the punishment for cartel violations....

ACCC updates immunity requirements for cartel notification

In September 2014, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) took steps to simplify its immunity policy for applicants notifying of cartel conduct. The...

Serious Invasions of Privacy – Final Report by the Australian Law Reform Commission

In the beginning of September 2014, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) tabled in Parliament the Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era...

Australian competition authority sues petrol retailers for use of retail price information service

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings against the major petrol retailers in Australia and a petrol pricing information service, Informed Sources....

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