Each February, the ACCC launches its list of Compliance and Enforcement priorities for the upcoming year. The list identifies the areas in which they consider there is the potential for widespread market and consumer harm, and in which they intend to take compliance and enforcement action. The primary objective of the Compliance and Enforcement priorities is to signal to the market the key areas of concern, to encourage widespread compliance with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) and to promote behavioural change within the market.
This year, the ACCC has identified Conduct affecting competition in the commercial construction sector, with a focus on large public and private projects and conduct impacting small business, as well as Ensuring that small businesses receive the protections of the competition and fair trading laws, including franchising. You can read more about the compliance and enforcement priorities here.
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