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'Strong enforcement' — the ACCC's key priorities for 2013

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its new Compliance and Enforcement Policy, which sets out its priorities for 2013. The policy provides businesses with welcome guidance on the key areas of focus for the ACCC, and the factors the ACCC will take into account in determining which matters it will pursue.

In launching the Compliance and Enforcement Policy, ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, outlined an extensive focus on enforcement activities across a range of industries, noting that “strong enforcement by the ACCC is at the top of the list” for 2013.

This is consistent with Mr Sims’ stated intention to pursue litigation in circumstances where the where outcome is not certain…

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