The ACCC is Australia’s peak consumer protection and competition agency, and an independent statutory government authority serving the public interest. Most of our compliance and enforcement work is conducted under the provisions of Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).
The ACCC uses a range of compliance tools to encourage compliance and prevent breaches of the Act, including business and consumer education, and working closely with stakeholders and other agencies. The Act also provides the ACCC with a range of enforcement remedies to address contraventions of the Act, including court-based outcomes, infringement notices and court enforceable undertakings.
In this interactive webinar Commissioner Court will set-out the ACCC’s newly released compliance and enforcement priorities for 2019, and the tools and strategies the ACCC will use to encourage compliance with the Act.
Knowledge and understanding of the ACCC priority areas for 2019, and of the tools and strategies the ACCC will use to encourage compliance with the Act.
Lawyers, in-house counsel, professional advisers, directors, managers, franchisors, franchisees, corporate affairs, accountants.
Sarah Court was appointed a Commissioner of the ACCC in April 2008, and reappointed for a third term in 2018. She is also an Associate Commissioner of the New Zealand Commerce Commission. Sarah oversees the ACCC’s enforcement and litigation program and chairs the Enforcement Committee, Compliance Committee, Consumer Data Right Committee and Legal Committee. She also sits on the Merger Review Committee and Adjudication Committee. Sarah brings to her role extensive experience in Commonwealth legal work, including restrictive trade practices, consumer protection and law enforcement litigation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) and a Bachelor of Law (Honours), and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Interviewing Sarah, will be Jacqui Downes who is a Partner at Allens.
You will be provided with:
• Webinar Recording to view multiple times for up to 6 months
• An opportunity to ask questions to the presenter
How Australia’s consumer watchdog plans to navigate an ever-changing regulatory landscape.