A sharp AGL rebuke could short-circuit ACCC power

AGL was in an emboldened position to approach the ACT, but its success will still encourage others to follow suit. It’s no wonder the ACCC is now trying to cut off that tactic as a first option.

AGL’s victory over the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in its pursuit of Macquarie Generation would appear to have been resounding and a major and embarrassing setback for the commission. It isn’t, of course, the first time that AGL has taken on the commission and won.

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