I remember when the ACCC got results, that was when they had the power to turn up at any business and Demand documents etc on the spot, that was when petrol and groceries etc were cheap compared to nowadays because Business/Companies knew they could be caught out quite easily if they were trying to rip consumers off, and I did notice when the Govt changed the law so that they then had to provide a Company or Business written notice telling the company they would be coming in so many days and they will be looking for particular documents etc was when the prices of just about everything started to go up and up and up.
Before they changed the Law It was like the Police raiding a place without warning to ensure they get the evidence to show criminal behavior has been taking place, but when the Govt changed the Law for the ACCC it is now like the Police sending a letter to let them know they will be coming in x amount of days and will be looking for looking for evidence of this or that so don’t get rid of any evidence before we come, so no wonder they are a toothless tiger nowadays.
The Govt need to change the Law back to how it was where they could turn up on the spot and demand documents etc before the business had any chance to destroy any evidence of wrongdoing.
If I remember right the law was changed shortly after a certain large corporation made a large donation to the Political Party who was the Govt at the time, funny that isn’t it, but I am sure it was purely a coincidence as we all know the large Corporations do not expect anything in return for donating large sums of money.
Which is why I myself think that donations to political parties should be banned, and I know a lot of other consumers/voters would totally agree.