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Australia to investigate concrete and scaffolding cartels

3 Aug 15 Alleged cartel conduct in the Canberra construction industry is to be investigated by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Rod Sims
Rod Sims

ACCC said that it is aware of serious allegations and evidence presented to the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance & Corruption concerning alleged cartel conduct in the construction industry in Canberra, particularly concreting and scaffolding.

ACCC chairman Rod Sims said: “Cartel conduct such as price fixing, anti-competitive agreements and attempts to bring about collusive arrangements are matters of grave concern to the ACCC. The ACCC will be looking closely at the allegations. Our enquires will be conducted by the specialist team we have recently established to look at similar allegations in the construction industry arising from the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.”

He urged anyone with information about the issues to contact the ACCC’s cartel immunity hotline on (02) 9230 3894 or to email

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