The Australian Competition Authority finds concerted practices between two roofing companies who fixed prices rates for the repair of homes damaged by hail

What you need to know The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has achieved its first enforcement outcome for alleged anticompetitive concerted practices since the prohibition was introduced in November 2017. Two Sydney roofing companies acknowledged in Court-enforceable undertakings that posts on social media about setting minimum rates for the repair of homes damaged by hail in Sydney were likely to constitute an attempt to fix prices, and "in some circumstances" could raise concerns under the concerted practices prohibition. This enforcement action evidences the ACCC's view that sharing competitively sensitive information or coordinating competitive behaviour in a public forum can give rise to a concerted practice; communications need not be private or covert to

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Melissa Fraser, John McKellar, Peter Armitage, Ross Zaurrini, The Australian Competition Authority finds concerted practices between two roofing companies who fixed prices rates for the repair of homes damaged by hail, 31 December 2019, e-Competitions December 2019, Art. N° 95677

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