Displaying items by tag: Competition

Consumer action group Digital Tasmania has called for funding to ensure new fibre optic communications links are connected to Tasmania to “improve reliability, capacity and competition”, benefiting every Tasmanian individual and business.

Published in Strategy

The competition regulator the ACCC has cleared the way for the proposed acquisition of Aviation Training Holdings Pty Ltd - trading as Ansett Aviation Training (AAT)) - by Aviation Training Partners (ATP).

Published in Technology Regulation

Telecoms industry peak body Communications Alliance has called for the Federal Government to undertake a regulatory impact assessment of the costs and benefits flowing from its decision today to designate telecommunications as an industry sector that will be subject to the Consumer Data Right (CDR) regime.

Published in Technology Regulation

Seeking to solve some of society's greatest issues, Samsung is inviting young Australians to create a TikTok video showing how they can use STEM to solve those issues, with a chance to win a share of $20,000.

Published in Home Tech

Public sector agencies have been warned to be alert to the potential for collusion between bidders during procurement processes, following a recent ACCC investigation where departmental processes contemplated cooperation by competing businesses on government tenders.

Published in Technology Tenders

The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has called for measures addressing Google’s dominance in search engine services, including a choice screen that provides consumers with a selection of search engines, to be introduced in Australia.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency The Commerce Commission has accepted enforceable undertakings from electricity lines company Eastland Network Limited for overcharging its customers $327,000 in the 2020 assessment period. 

Published in Technology Regulation

The annual Call for Code challenge. launched by IBM with support from the Linux Foundation and United Nations, invites the world's software developers and innovators to address climate change with open-source technology. This year four Australian teams are in the finals and one of these projects may well be the winner.

Published in Open Source

The chief of Australia’s competition watchdog, Rod Sims, has been confirmed as the new vice chair digital co-ordination and Asia-Pacific liaison of the International Competition Network (ICN).

Published in Technology Regulation

What is Data Science?

GUEST OPINION by Chris Tucker, Vice President – Australia and New Zealand, HCL Technologies:  Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data and apply knowledge and actionable insights from data across a broad range of domains. It’s certainly a lot more than reports and analysis and it’s moving from the back room to the forefront of many businesses as it gives meaning to the numbers.

Published in Guest Opinion

The ACCC is examining competition and consumer concerns with general online retail marketplaces such as eBay Australia, Amazon Australia, Kogan and Catch.com.au as part of its inquiry into digital platform services in Australia.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency The Commerce Commission has laid down its expectations of the country’s fuel businesses ahead of a new regulatory regime taking effect in August.

Published in Technology Regulation

Ok, so the creative renaming of the ACCC is my idea, and not Adderton’s, but Peter has done the sums, and clearly, the communications competition conundrum isn’t adding up - why were there no consumer protections put in when the TPG and Vodafone merger was approved?

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency The Commerce Commission has finalised its guidance for directors and senior managers of consumer credit providers and mobile traders on how to comply with the due diligence duty.

Published in Government Tech Policy

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to power company Genesis Energy about billing errors concerning electricity line charges to business customers. 

Published in Energy

Modern tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery use complex computerised systems that involve embedded software and specific tools and parts, and the competition regulator the ACCC says purchasers of the machinery would benefit from more independent competition in servicing and repair markets.

Published in Technology Regulation

App developers need "fair and reasonable terms" when dealing with app stores and "better processes" for the approval of apps to help address the consequences of Google and Apple’s power in the app market, according to a new ACCC report.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC says it is not opposed to the MYOB Invest Co acquisition of GreatSoft, after deeming that the transaction is not likely to substantially lessen competition.

Published in Technology Regulation

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