Rod Sims

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Rod Sims said : “Past acquisitions by Google, of both start-ups and mature companies like Fitbit, have further entrenched Google’s position,” “The access to user data available to Google has made it so valuable to advertisers that it faces only limited competition” External link

theepochtimes Friday, June 19, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “A sufficient level of competition provides consumer choice, and helps to maintain service levels and keep prices down over the long term,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Past acquisitions by Google, of both start-ups and mature companies like Fitbit, have further entrenched Google’s position,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “We will work very closely with other competition authorities in other jurisdictions that are also reviewing this transaction,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The ACCC's investigation is focussed on certain online advertising services and nascent data-dependent health markets. We will explore the uniqueness and potential value that Fitbit's data poses for Google, and its likely competitors in these advertising and health markets," External link

zdnet Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Our initial inquiries identified a number of preliminary concerns, as set out in our statement of issues in February” External link

theage Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Our initial inquiries identified a number of preliminary concerns, as set out in our statement of issues in February” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Our initial inquiries identified a number of preliminary concerns, as set out in our statement of issues in February” External link

smh Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “This is not just any old GIF supplier — it’s the biggest, most important one and given that, we were surprised that we weren’t notified by Facebook of this acquisition,” External link

wishtv Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims added : "Consumers who buy digital products online have exactly the same rights as they would if they made the purchase at a physical store," External link

ibtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “No matter where in the world a company has its headquarters, if it is selling to Australian consumers, the Australian Consumer Law applies,” External link

aap-au Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Consumers who buy digital products online have exactly the same rights as they would if they made the purchase at a physical store,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 5, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “What Sony told these consumers was false and does not reflect the consumer guarantee rights afforded to Australian consumers under the Australian Consumer Law,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 5, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “The Australian aviation industry remains highly concentrated and it is crucial that competition provided by smaller airlines is maintained long-term,” External link

aap-au Monday, June 1, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "proposed mergers can be extremely difficult to challenge ... competition authorities can sometimes feel like they are on the back foot when attempting to meet this challenge" External link

mondaq Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “This is a very welcome move made by Flight Centre for thousands of customers impacted by Covid-19 travel cancellations,” External link

guardian Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “We ask consumers to remain patient and be mindful of the significant pressures on businesses at this time and, where possible, contact the business by email or website, rather than by phone,” “These are very complex issues and may take smaller businesses more time to respond” External link

guardian Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “It's crucial that we have two full-service airlines,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Importantly, the approval does not allow mining companies to coordinate on the terms, conditions or prices in supply contracts,” “We are going to closely monitor the effect of these arrangements and when it is appropriate for this authorisation to be revoked” External link

miningweekly Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Importantly, the approval does not allow mining companies to coordinate on the terms, conditions or prices in supply contracts,” “We are going to closely monitor the effect of these arrangements and when it is appropriate for this authorisation to be revoked” External link

miningweekly Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We recognise that much has changed in the economic and funding environment since last year. The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted priorities and the banks are playing an important role in supporting the economy," External link

4-traders Monday, April 27, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : "Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there's value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won't have any contact with news media at all," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : "Around 10 percent of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there's value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won't have any contact with news media at all," External link

ecns Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : “Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there’s value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won’t have any contact with news media at all,” External link

nbcnews Monday, April 20, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : “Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there's value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won't have any contact with news media at all,” External link

samoaobserver Monday, April 20, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : “Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there’s value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won’t have any contact with news media at all,” External link

thehimalayantimes Monday, April 20, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : "Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there's value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won't have any contact with news media at all," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, April 20, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : “Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there's value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won't have any contact with news media at all,” External link

foxnews Monday, April 20, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "At a time of crisis such as in war or with a pandemic, where there is a common enemy to fight for the nation’s survival, and so a sense of national purpose, co-ordination is both efficient and carries little or no downside," External link

smh Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "At a time of crisis such as in war or with a pandemic, where there is a common enemy to fight for the nation’s survival, and so a sense of national purpose, co-ordination is both efficient and carries little or no downside," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "At a time of crisis such as in war or with a pandemic, where there is a common enemy to fight for the nation’s survival, and so a sense of national purpose, co-ordination is both efficient and carries little or no downside," External link

theage Friday, April 17, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims déclaré : «Au final, seuls quatre joueurs d'un effectif (annoncé) de 35 -- Harrison Barnes, Kemba Walker, Khris Middleton et Myles Turner -- ont participé à ces matchs» External link

la-croix Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "This is not to say that there will not be pain points for individual consumers who were previously having problems, such as some FTTN and fixed wireless customers. And some will need assistance in remotely accessing their work systems or coming to grips with new applications," External link

zdnet Monday, April 6, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "While some have waived their monthly fees, we are receiving complaints and observe generally, that many companies allow you to sign up online but only allow you to disconnect through a call centre," "While we understand many call centres are facing challenges, it is inappropriate that many customers who under financial pressures are unable to cancel services" External link

zdnet Monday, April 6, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Anything that further entrenches Bunnings’ position, or attempts to remove current or potential future competitive threats to Bunnings, will be very closely scrutinised. People social distancing as they queue to enter the Bunnings Warehouse in Croydon on Sunday. " External link

smh Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Anything that further entrenches Bunnings’ position, or attempts to remove current or potential future competitive threats to Bunnings, will be very closely scrutinised. People social distancing as they queue to enter the Bunnings Warehouse in Croydon today. " External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Anything that further entrenches Bunnings’ position, or attempts to remove current or potential future competitive threats to Bunnings, will be very closely scrutinised. People social distancing as they queue to enter the Bunnings Warehouse in Croydon today. " External link

smh Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We've had a lot of feedback that prices, particularly of fresh produce, have gone up," External link

Stuff Friday, March 27, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We want to check if prices are going up a bit that it's really the farmers who are benefiting," "If prices are going up and there's no change in margin at supermarkets or wholesalers and it's all benefiting farmers, that's OK. I don't think anybody's going to begrudge the farmers making a bit more money at the moment or recovering past losses" External link

Stuff Friday, March 27, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Ultimately, we determined that although there is a notable level of competition between the particular print titles, the transaction was not likely to substantially lessen competition because publishers in other media, particularly online publishers, will increasingly compete with Bauer,” External link

aap-au Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims comments : “making sure we are last man standing” External link

asiatimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims insisted ( about Mr Joyce ) : “Australia went into this crisis with two full service airlines and it’s really important that we come out the other end with two full service airlines,” “We don’t want to damage the structure of the economy, so that when the health crisis is over, we can rise up and be ready to go. So we don’t want the sort of structural change that might be being suggested by Mr Joyce” External link

asiatimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims saying : “you just can't sell to your nearest competitor” External link

smh Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims saying : “you just can't sell to your nearest competitor” External link

theage Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims saying : “you just can't sell to your nearest competitor” External link

smh Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims déclaré ( about Alan Joyce ) : "L'Australie est entrée dans cette crise avec deux compagnies offrant un service complet et il est important qu'elle en ressorte avec ces deux compagnies" "Nous ne voulons pas du genre de changements structurels que pourrait avoir suggéré M. Joyce" External link

tv5 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims déclaré ( about Alan Joyce ) : "L'Australie est entrée dans cette crise avec deux compagnies offrant un service complet et il est important qu'elle en ressorte avec ces deux compagnies" "Nous ne voulons pas du genre de changements structurels que pourrait avoir suggéré M. Joyce" External link

lavenir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims comments : "making sure we are last man standing" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims insisted ( about Mr Joyce ) : "Australia went into this crisis with two full service airlines and it's really important that we come out the other end with two full service airlines," "We don't want to damage the structure of the economy, so that when the health crisis is over, we can rise up and be ready to go. So we don't want the sort of structural change that might be being suggested by Mr Joyce" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims comments : “making sure we are last man standing” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims insisted ( about Mr Joyce ) : “Australia went into this crisis with two full service airlines and it’s really important that we come out the other end with two full service airlines,” “We don’t want to damage the structure of the economy, so that when the health crisis is over, we can rise up and be ready to go. So we don’t want the sort of structural change that might be being suggested by Mr Joyce” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims comments : "making sure we are last man standing" External link

ibtimes Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims comments : "making sure we are last man standing" External link

afp-en Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims insisted ( about Mr Joyce ) : "Australia went into this crisis with two full service airlines and it's really important that we come out the other end with two full service airlines," "We don't want to damage the structure of the economy, so that when the health crisis is over, we can rise up and be ready to go. So we don't want the sort of structural change that might be being suggested by Mr Joyce" External link

afp-en Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We recognise and appreciate that individual supermarket chains have already taken a number of important steps to mitigate the many issues caused by panic buying," External link

9news Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We recognise the urgency of this issue. We consider that this relief package will enable banks to quickly provide relief to impacted businesses, and allow them to keep employing their staff," "Importantly, interim authorisation does not mean that individual banks can't decide to offer more favourable and tailored terms to their small business customers experiencing financial hardship during these times" External link

abc-au Friday, March 20, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims added : “Despite this outcome, we will continue to oppose mergers that we believe will substantially lessen competition,” External link

reuters-uk Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The future without a merger is uncertain. But we know that competition is lost when main incumbents acquire innovative new competitors," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Australian consumers have lost a once-in-a-generation opportunity for stronger competition and cheaper mobile telecommunications services with this merger now allowed to proceed," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The future without a merger is uncertain. But we know that competition is lost when main incumbents acquire innovative new competitors," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Australian consumers have lost a once-in-a-generation opportunity for stronger competition and cheaper mobile telecommunications services with this merger now allowed to proceed," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Australian consumers have lost a once-in-a-generation opportunity for stronger competition and cheaper mobile telecommunications services with this merger now allowed to proceed," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The future without a merger is uncertain. But we know that competition is lost when main incumbents acquire innovative new competitors," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Australian consumers have lost a once-in-a-generation opportunity for stronger competition and cheaper mobile telecommunications services with this merger now allowed to proceed," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The future without a merger is uncertain. But we know that competition is lost when main incumbents acquire innovative new competitors," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Australian consumers have lost a once-in-a-generation opportunity for stronger competition and cheaper mobile telecommunications services with this merger now allowed to proceed," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The future without a merger is uncertain. But we know that competition is lost when main incumbents acquire innovative new competitors," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims says : "This decision sends a strong message to comparison websites and search engines that if ranking or ordering of results is based or influenced by advertising, they should be upfront and clear with consumers about this so that consumers are not misled," External link

Stuff Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims disse : "A Trivago ganha dinheiro com as comissões pagas pelos anunciantes em seu site" External link

otempo Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims disse : "A Trivago ganha dinheiro com as comissões pagas pelos anunciantes em seu site" External link

noticias-terra-br Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Trivago makes its money by the commissions paid by those advertising on its website," "They prioritise those people who pay the largest commission on their website. Therefore, the consumers are getting directed to advertisers which most benefit Trivago rather than advertisers which most benefit consumers" External link

4-traders Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We brought this case because we consider that Trivago's conduct was particularly egregious," "Many consumers may have been tricked by these price displays into thinking they were getting great discounts. In fact, Trivago wasn't comparing apples with apples when it came to room type for these room rate comparisons" External link

zdnet Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Essentially, Volkswagen's software made its diesel cars, utes and vans operate in two modes," "One that was designed to test well and another that operated when the vehicle was actually being used and which produced higher emissions. This was concealed from Australian regulators and the tens of thousands of Australian consumers driving these vehicles" External link

nzherald Friday, December 20, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Volkswagen vehicles would not have obtained the ratings that they did on the Green Vehicle Guide website if the Government had been made aware of the effect of two-mode software on the emissions testing results," "Volkswagen's conduct undermined the integrity and functioning of Australia's vehicle import regulations which are designed to protect consumers" External link

nzherald Friday, December 20, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “This penalty reflects a trend of ever higher penalties for breaches of Australian consumer law,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, December 20, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Asahi argued to us that cider and beer are part of the same market, but our preliminary view is that cider is a separate market and drinkers do not readily switch between beer and cider," External link

wsau Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:58:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims added : “We are alleging that TasPorts’ actions are driven by an anti-competitive purpose, and that its conduct has had or is likely to have an anti-competitive effect,” External link

worldmaritimenews Monday, December 9, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims added : “We take commitments made to us very seriously. The ACCC will be keeping a very close eye on Coles to ensure they follow through on this commitment, and we are not ruling out future litigation if necessary,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims added : “We recognise, however, that some limited co-ordination between liners visiting Australia may be in the public interest, by supporting efficient shipping services. This consultation process will allow us to examine how liners co-ordinate, so we can make sure the proposed class exemption would only apply to conduct that is clearly beneficial,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We are concerned about Optus' recent track record in misleading consumers about the NBN. We expect that this $6.4 million penalty will serve as a warning to Optus and other telcos that they must not mislead consumers about their choices when the NBN is being rolled out," External link

9news Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims explained : “The ACCC does not consider it to be economically efficient for a service provider to be allowed to charge any user for costs of assets that have already been funded by users,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Everyone who receives an email or letter from Telstra about their NBN service should take note of the maximum speed they are getting and check that they are not paying for something they are not receiving," "Your maximum speed stays the same no matter which provider you're with, so once you know your maximum speed, make sure you are getting the best deal available for you" External link

zdnet Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We have concerns that NBN Co's wholesale pricing has resulted in unfair outcomes for those consumers who have no need for, or do not want, higher speed plans," External link

zdnet Friday, November 1, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Our case is that consumers would have understood as a result of this conduct that by switching off their ‘Location History’ setting, Google would stop collecting their location data, plain and simple,” “We allege that Google misled consumers by staying silent about the fact that another setting also had to be switched off,” External link

laht Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were,” External link

nypost Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

brownsvilleherald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

mynews13 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

gazette Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

seattlepi Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

wsoctv Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

wral Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," "So you could have been walking around the city ... thinking that your location history wasn't being collected, when in fact it was being collected and it was being kept," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Many consumers make a conscious decision to turn off settings to stop the collection of their location data, but we allege that Google's conduct may have prevented consumers from making that choice," External link

news4jax Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," "So you could have been walking around the city ... thinking that your location history wasn't being collected, when in fact it was being collected and it was being kept," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "If we were to win this case I think that would affect Google’s behaviour worldwide," External link

watoday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We will be going for significant penalties," External link

watoday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "If we were to win this case I think that would affect Google’s behaviour worldwide," External link

watoday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We will be going for significant penalties," External link

watoday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We want declarations that the current behavior should not continue," External link

dw-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Consumers do not only benefit from the lower prices they find using these apps, but they also help reward retailers who actively compete on price," External link

9news Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Consumers do not only benefit from the lower prices they find using these apps, but they also help reward retailers who actively compete on price," External link

bordermail Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:43:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Right now, we are approaching a peak period for NBN service activations and mandatory migrations. The window for many consumers to migrate to the NBN without losing their existing fixed line service is closing," "We are interested in what changes can be made quickly to promote competition and the interests of consumers, while allowing NBN Co the opportunity to grow its revenues, invest in its business and earn an appropriate rate of return" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, October 14, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "This lack of certainty creates unnecessary risks that may ultimately be passed on to consumers, who may face higher prices and reduced quality and product offerings as a result," External link

zdnet Monday, October 14, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Market feedback suggests that NBN Co's entry into the wholesale enterprise market has increased competition, particularly in areas where Telstra is the only other fixed-line infrastructure provider," External link

zdnet Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We will be closely monitoring NBN Co's conduct under the enforceable undertaking, and reserve our right to take further action if we are not satisfied," External link

zdnet Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "These proposed regulated terms will establish baseline service standards, while allowing parties freedom to bargain on specific terms," External link

zdnet Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told : "We are convinced that some form of mandatory arrangement needs to be in place," External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims told : "We are convinced that some form of mandatory arrangement needs to be in place," External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "This used to be a debate of America versus Europe and that’s not there anymore," External link

watoday Friday, September 13, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about York High School ) : "Parents, students and staff at York High School have known that there have been significant changes in the last two years since it became part of the South Bank Academy Trust. " External link

yorkpress Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Facebook and Google either comply with our laws or they don't do business in Australia," "When you have these cases they are way more important than penalties because once you are found to have breached the law it is very difficult for the digital platforms to continue that behaviour," External link

trendnews-az Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told : "These are not community based, not for profit, companies, no matter how much they seek to portray themselves as benevolent enablers of human interaction and knowledge sharing," External link

zdnet Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “In our opinion this would likely lead to higher prices and reduced quality of service,” External link

miningweekly Friday, August 9, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “There appear to be high barriers for a company seeking to enter or expand into the supply of longwall relocation equipment hire, including high capital costs and long lead times in acquiring the equipment,” External link

miningweekly Friday, August 9, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We will argue that HealthEngine disregarded around 17,000 reviews, and altered around 3,000 in the relevant time period," "The ACCC considers that the alleged conduct by HealthEngine is particularly egregious because patients would have visited doctors at their time of need based on manipulated reviews that did not accurately reflect the experience of other patients" External link

zdnet Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:55:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Cartel conduct, such as that engaged in by K-line, not only cheats consumers and other businesses through inflated prices and costs, but also restricts healthy economic growth and discourages innovation,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, August 5, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “This decision is a serious warning to businesses and will deter others seeking to join or start a cartel. Businesses should know that engaging in cartel conduct will result in ACCC scrutiny and result in potentially very serious consequences,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, August 5, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We must ignore those who worry about the value of assets that are sunk, and focus on how the NBN can best contribute to Australia," "A key NBN issue is entry level pricing. If the 12/1 service is priced the same as the old equivalent ADSL service then, we can be assured that those who want a better NBN service are prepared to pay for it, because they otherwise have the backstop of getting pre-NBN speeds and pricing" External link

zdnet Monday, August 5, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “This decision is a serious warning to businesses and will deter others seeking to join or start a cartel. Businesses should know that engaging in cartel conduct will result in ACCC scrutiny and result in potentially very serious consequences,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, August 2, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We consider this shareholding has the potential to impact Alliance's future growth and its ability to be a strong competitor," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about error ) : "The ACCC will also argue that the court made an error by rejecting the ACCC's case that Kimberly-Clark had claimed the Kleenex Wipes would break up quickly like toilet paper when flushed," "The ACCC is aware of problems continuing to be reported by Australian water authorities as a result of non-suitable products, such as wet wipes, being flushed down the toilet and contributing to blockages and other operational issues" External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about error ) : "The ACCC will also argue that the Court made an error by rejecting the ACCC's case that Kimberly-Clark had claimed the Kleenex wipes would break up quickly like toilet paper when flushed," "The ACCC is aware of problems continuing to be reported by Australian water authorities as a result of non-suitable products, such as wet wipes, being flushed down the toilet and contributing to blockages and other operational issues" External link

yahoo-au Monday, July 29, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about error ) : "The ACCC will also argue that the court made an error by rejecting the ACCC's case that Kimberly-Clark had claimed the Kleenex Wipes would break up quickly like toilet paper when flushed," "The ACCC is aware of problems continuing to be reported by Australian water authorities as a result of non-suitable products, such as wet wipes, being flushed down the toilet and contributing to blockages and other operational issues" External link

smh Monday, July 29, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about error ) : "The ACCC will also argue that the court made an error by rejecting the ACCC's case that Kimberly-Clark had claimed the Kleenex Wipes would break up quickly like toilet paper when flushed," "The ACCC is aware of problems continuing to be reported by Australian water authorities as a result of non-suitable products, such as wet wipes, being flushed down the toilet and contributing to blockages and other operational issues" External link

theage Monday, July 29, 2019 5:23:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about error ) : "The ACCC will also argue that the court made an error by rejecting the ACCC's case that Kimberly-Clark had claimed the Kleenex Wipes would break up quickly like toilet paper when flushed," "The ACCC is aware of problems continuing to be reported by Australian water authorities as a result of non-suitable products, such as wet wipes, being flushed down the toilet and contributing to blockages and other operational issues" External link

watoday Monday, July 29, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “We cannot leave these issues to be dealt with by commercial entities with substantial reach and market power. It’s really up to government and regulators to get up to date and stay up to date in relation to all these issues,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We cannot leave these issues to be dealt with by commercial entities with substantial reach and market power. It's really up to government and regulators to get up to date and stay up to date in relation to all these issues," External link

japantoday Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “We cannot leave these issues to be dealt with by commercial entities with substantial reach and market power. It’s really up to government and regulators to get up to date and stay up to date in relation to all these issues,” External link

taipeitimes Friday, July 26, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We cannot leave these issues to be dealt with by commercial entities with substantial reach and market power. It's really up to government and regulators to get up to date and stay up to date in relation to all these issues," External link

dhakatribune Friday, July 26, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We cannot leave these issues to be dealt with by commercial entities with substantial reach and market power. It's really up to government and regulators to get up to date and stay up to date in relation to all these issues," External link

yenisafak-en Friday, July 26, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims explica : "de acordo com a Lei do Consumidor da Austrália, as empresas não podem enganar os consumidores sobre os recursos de seus produtos. Qualquer tentativa de fazer isso irá arriscar ação judicial da ACCC" External link

noticias-terra-br Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT



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Rod Sims said : “Past acquisitions by Google, of both start-ups and mature companies like Fitbit, have further entrenched Google’s position,” “The access to user data available to Google has made it so valuable to advertisers that it faces only limited competition” External link

theepochtimes Friday, June 19, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “A sufficient level of competition provides consumer choice, and helps to maintain service levels and keep prices down over the long term,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Past acquisitions by Google, of both start-ups and mature companies like Fitbit, have further entrenched Google’s position,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “We will work very closely with other competition authorities in other jurisdictions that are also reviewing this transaction,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The ACCC's investigation is focussed on certain online advertising services and nascent data-dependent health markets. We will explore the uniqueness and potential value that Fitbit's data poses for Google, and its likely competitors in these advertising and health markets," External link

zdnet Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Our initial inquiries identified a number of preliminary concerns, as set out in our statement of issues in February” External link

theage Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Our initial inquiries identified a number of preliminary concerns, as set out in our statement of issues in February” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Our initial inquiries identified a number of preliminary concerns, as set out in our statement of issues in February” External link

smh Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “This is not just any old GIF supplier — it’s the biggest, most important one and given that, we were surprised that we weren’t notified by Facebook of this acquisition,” External link

wishtv Friday, June 12, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims added : "Consumers who buy digital products online have exactly the same rights as they would if they made the purchase at a physical store," External link

ibtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “No matter where in the world a company has its headquarters, if it is selling to Australian consumers, the Australian Consumer Law applies,” External link

aap-au Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Consumers who buy digital products online have exactly the same rights as they would if they made the purchase at a physical store,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 5, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “What Sony told these consumers was false and does not reflect the consumer guarantee rights afforded to Australian consumers under the Australian Consumer Law,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 5, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “The Australian aviation industry remains highly concentrated and it is crucial that competition provided by smaller airlines is maintained long-term,” External link

aap-au Monday, June 1, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "proposed mergers can be extremely difficult to challenge ... competition authorities can sometimes feel like they are on the back foot when attempting to meet this challenge" External link

mondaq Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “This is a very welcome move made by Flight Centre for thousands of customers impacted by Covid-19 travel cancellations,” External link

guardian Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “We ask consumers to remain patient and be mindful of the significant pressures on businesses at this time and, where possible, contact the business by email or website, rather than by phone,” “These are very complex issues and may take smaller businesses more time to respond” External link

guardian Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “It's crucial that we have two full-service airlines,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Importantly, the approval does not allow mining companies to coordinate on the terms, conditions or prices in supply contracts,” “We are going to closely monitor the effect of these arrangements and when it is appropriate for this authorisation to be revoked” External link

miningweekly Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Importantly, the approval does not allow mining companies to coordinate on the terms, conditions or prices in supply contracts,” “We are going to closely monitor the effect of these arrangements and when it is appropriate for this authorisation to be revoked” External link

miningweekly Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We recognise that much has changed in the economic and funding environment since last year. The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted priorities and the banks are playing an important role in supporting the economy," External link

4-traders Monday, April 27, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : "Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there's value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won't have any contact with news media at all," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : "Around 10 percent of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there's value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won't have any contact with news media at all," External link

ecns Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : “Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there’s value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won’t have any contact with news media at all,” External link

nbcnews Monday, April 20, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : “Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there's value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won't have any contact with news media at all,” External link

samoaobserver Monday, April 20, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : “Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there’s value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won’t have any contact with news media at all,” External link

thehimalayantimes Monday, April 20, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : "Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there's value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won't have any contact with news media at all," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, April 20, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told ( about Search ) : “Around 10% of search results are media stories. This will seriously affect the usefulness, for example, of Google Search, so I think we have to understand that there's value both ways here and I think it will be hard for Google and Facebook just to say we won't have any contact with news media at all,” External link

foxnews Monday, April 20, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "At a time of crisis such as in war or with a pandemic, where there is a common enemy to fight for the nation’s survival, and so a sense of national purpose, co-ordination is both efficient and carries little or no downside," External link

smh Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "At a time of crisis such as in war or with a pandemic, where there is a common enemy to fight for the nation’s survival, and so a sense of national purpose, co-ordination is both efficient and carries little or no downside," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "At a time of crisis such as in war or with a pandemic, where there is a common enemy to fight for the nation’s survival, and so a sense of national purpose, co-ordination is both efficient and carries little or no downside," External link

theage Friday, April 17, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims déclaré : «Au final, seuls quatre joueurs d'un effectif (annoncé) de 35 -- Harrison Barnes, Kemba Walker, Khris Middleton et Myles Turner -- ont participé à ces matchs» External link

la-croix Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "This is not to say that there will not be pain points for individual consumers who were previously having problems, such as some FTTN and fixed wireless customers. And some will need assistance in remotely accessing their work systems or coming to grips with new applications," External link

zdnet Monday, April 6, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "While some have waived their monthly fees, we are receiving complaints and observe generally, that many companies allow you to sign up online but only allow you to disconnect through a call centre," "While we understand many call centres are facing challenges, it is inappropriate that many customers who under financial pressures are unable to cancel services" External link

zdnet Monday, April 6, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Anything that further entrenches Bunnings’ position, or attempts to remove current or potential future competitive threats to Bunnings, will be very closely scrutinised. People social distancing as they queue to enter the Bunnings Warehouse in Croydon on Sunday. " External link

smh Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Anything that further entrenches Bunnings’ position, or attempts to remove current or potential future competitive threats to Bunnings, will be very closely scrutinised. People social distancing as they queue to enter the Bunnings Warehouse in Croydon today. " External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Anything that further entrenches Bunnings’ position, or attempts to remove current or potential future competitive threats to Bunnings, will be very closely scrutinised. People social distancing as they queue to enter the Bunnings Warehouse in Croydon today. " External link

smh Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We've had a lot of feedback that prices, particularly of fresh produce, have gone up," External link

Stuff Friday, March 27, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We want to check if prices are going up a bit that it's really the farmers who are benefiting," "If prices are going up and there's no change in margin at supermarkets or wholesalers and it's all benefiting farmers, that's OK. I don't think anybody's going to begrudge the farmers making a bit more money at the moment or recovering past losses" External link

Stuff Friday, March 27, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Ultimately, we determined that although there is a notable level of competition between the particular print titles, the transaction was not likely to substantially lessen competition because publishers in other media, particularly online publishers, will increasingly compete with Bauer,” External link

aap-au Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims comments : “making sure we are last man standing” External link

asiatimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims insisted ( about Mr Joyce ) : “Australia went into this crisis with two full service airlines and it’s really important that we come out the other end with two full service airlines,” “We don’t want to damage the structure of the economy, so that when the health crisis is over, we can rise up and be ready to go. So we don’t want the sort of structural change that might be being suggested by Mr Joyce” External link

asiatimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims saying : “you just can't sell to your nearest competitor” External link

smh Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims saying : “you just can't sell to your nearest competitor” External link

theage Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims saying : “you just can't sell to your nearest competitor” External link

smh Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims déclaré ( about Alan Joyce ) : "L'Australie est entrée dans cette crise avec deux compagnies offrant un service complet et il est important qu'elle en ressorte avec ces deux compagnies" "Nous ne voulons pas du genre de changements structurels que pourrait avoir suggéré M. Joyce" External link

tv5 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims déclaré ( about Alan Joyce ) : "L'Australie est entrée dans cette crise avec deux compagnies offrant un service complet et il est important qu'elle en ressorte avec ces deux compagnies" "Nous ne voulons pas du genre de changements structurels que pourrait avoir suggéré M. Joyce" External link

lavenir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims comments : "making sure we are last man standing" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims insisted ( about Mr Joyce ) : "Australia went into this crisis with two full service airlines and it's really important that we come out the other end with two full service airlines," "We don't want to damage the structure of the economy, so that when the health crisis is over, we can rise up and be ready to go. So we don't want the sort of structural change that might be being suggested by Mr Joyce" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims comments : “making sure we are last man standing” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims insisted ( about Mr Joyce ) : “Australia went into this crisis with two full service airlines and it’s really important that we come out the other end with two full service airlines,” “We don’t want to damage the structure of the economy, so that when the health crisis is over, we can rise up and be ready to go. So we don’t want the sort of structural change that might be being suggested by Mr Joyce” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims comments : "making sure we are last man standing" External link

ibtimes Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims comments : "making sure we are last man standing" External link

afp-en Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims insisted ( about Mr Joyce ) : "Australia went into this crisis with two full service airlines and it's really important that we come out the other end with two full service airlines," "We don't want to damage the structure of the economy, so that when the health crisis is over, we can rise up and be ready to go. So we don't want the sort of structural change that might be being suggested by Mr Joyce" External link

afp-en Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We recognise and appreciate that individual supermarket chains have already taken a number of important steps to mitigate the many issues caused by panic buying," External link

9news Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We recognise the urgency of this issue. We consider that this relief package will enable banks to quickly provide relief to impacted businesses, and allow them to keep employing their staff," "Importantly, interim authorisation does not mean that individual banks can't decide to offer more favourable and tailored terms to their small business customers experiencing financial hardship during these times" External link

abc-au Friday, March 20, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims added : “Despite this outcome, we will continue to oppose mergers that we believe will substantially lessen competition,” External link

reuters-uk Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The future without a merger is uncertain. But we know that competition is lost when main incumbents acquire innovative new competitors," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Australian consumers have lost a once-in-a-generation opportunity for stronger competition and cheaper mobile telecommunications services with this merger now allowed to proceed," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The future without a merger is uncertain. But we know that competition is lost when main incumbents acquire innovative new competitors," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Australian consumers have lost a once-in-a-generation opportunity for stronger competition and cheaper mobile telecommunications services with this merger now allowed to proceed," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Australian consumers have lost a once-in-a-generation opportunity for stronger competition and cheaper mobile telecommunications services with this merger now allowed to proceed," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The future without a merger is uncertain. But we know that competition is lost when main incumbents acquire innovative new competitors," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Australian consumers have lost a once-in-a-generation opportunity for stronger competition and cheaper mobile telecommunications services with this merger now allowed to proceed," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The future without a merger is uncertain. But we know that competition is lost when main incumbents acquire innovative new competitors," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Australian consumers have lost a once-in-a-generation opportunity for stronger competition and cheaper mobile telecommunications services with this merger now allowed to proceed," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "The future without a merger is uncertain. But we know that competition is lost when main incumbents acquire innovative new competitors," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims says : "This decision sends a strong message to comparison websites and search engines that if ranking or ordering of results is based or influenced by advertising, they should be upfront and clear with consumers about this so that consumers are not misled," External link

Stuff Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims disse : "A Trivago ganha dinheiro com as comissões pagas pelos anunciantes em seu site" External link

otempo Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims disse : "A Trivago ganha dinheiro com as comissões pagas pelos anunciantes em seu site" External link

noticias-terra-br Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Trivago makes its money by the commissions paid by those advertising on its website," "They prioritise those people who pay the largest commission on their website. Therefore, the consumers are getting directed to advertisers which most benefit Trivago rather than advertisers which most benefit consumers" External link

4-traders Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We brought this case because we consider that Trivago's conduct was particularly egregious," "Many consumers may have been tricked by these price displays into thinking they were getting great discounts. In fact, Trivago wasn't comparing apples with apples when it came to room type for these room rate comparisons" External link

zdnet Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Essentially, Volkswagen's software made its diesel cars, utes and vans operate in two modes," "One that was designed to test well and another that operated when the vehicle was actually being used and which produced higher emissions. This was concealed from Australian regulators and the tens of thousands of Australian consumers driving these vehicles" External link

nzherald Friday, December 20, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Volkswagen vehicles would not have obtained the ratings that they did on the Green Vehicle Guide website if the Government had been made aware of the effect of two-mode software on the emissions testing results," "Volkswagen's conduct undermined the integrity and functioning of Australia's vehicle import regulations which are designed to protect consumers" External link

nzherald Friday, December 20, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “This penalty reflects a trend of ever higher penalties for breaches of Australian consumer law,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, December 20, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Asahi argued to us that cider and beer are part of the same market, but our preliminary view is that cider is a separate market and drinkers do not readily switch between beer and cider," External link

wsau Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:58:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims added : “We are alleging that TasPorts’ actions are driven by an anti-competitive purpose, and that its conduct has had or is likely to have an anti-competitive effect,” External link

worldmaritimenews Monday, December 9, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims added : “We take commitments made to us very seriously. The ACCC will be keeping a very close eye on Coles to ensure they follow through on this commitment, and we are not ruling out future litigation if necessary,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims added : “We recognise, however, that some limited co-ordination between liners visiting Australia may be in the public interest, by supporting efficient shipping services. This consultation process will allow us to examine how liners co-ordinate, so we can make sure the proposed class exemption would only apply to conduct that is clearly beneficial,” External link

worldmaritimenews Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We are concerned about Optus' recent track record in misleading consumers about the NBN. We expect that this $6.4 million penalty will serve as a warning to Optus and other telcos that they must not mislead consumers about their choices when the NBN is being rolled out," External link

9news Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims explained : “The ACCC does not consider it to be economically efficient for a service provider to be allowed to charge any user for costs of assets that have already been funded by users,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Everyone who receives an email or letter from Telstra about their NBN service should take note of the maximum speed they are getting and check that they are not paying for something they are not receiving," "Your maximum speed stays the same no matter which provider you're with, so once you know your maximum speed, make sure you are getting the best deal available for you" External link

zdnet Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We have concerns that NBN Co's wholesale pricing has resulted in unfair outcomes for those consumers who have no need for, or do not want, higher speed plans," External link

zdnet Friday, November 1, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Our case is that consumers would have understood as a result of this conduct that by switching off their ‘Location History’ setting, Google would stop collecting their location data, plain and simple,” “We allege that Google misled consumers by staying silent about the fact that another setting also had to be switched off,” External link

laht Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were,” External link

nypost Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

brownsvilleherald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

mynews13 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

gazette Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : “When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

seattlepi Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

wsoctv Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

wral Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," "So you could have been walking around the city ... thinking that your location history wasn't being collected, when in fact it was being collected and it was being kept," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Many consumers make a conscious decision to turn off settings to stop the collection of their location data, but we allege that Google's conduct may have prevented consumers from making that choice," External link

news4jax Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "When people had their location history turned off, they may have felt that Google was not collecting their location data and recording it and keeping it, but in fact they were," "So you could have been walking around the city ... thinking that your location history wasn't being collected, when in fact it was being collected and it was being kept," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "If we were to win this case I think that would affect Google’s behaviour worldwide," External link

watoday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We will be going for significant penalties," External link

watoday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "If we were to win this case I think that would affect Google’s behaviour worldwide," External link

watoday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We will be going for significant penalties," External link

watoday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We want declarations that the current behavior should not continue," External link

dw-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Consumers do not only benefit from the lower prices they find using these apps, but they also help reward retailers who actively compete on price," External link

9news Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Consumers do not only benefit from the lower prices they find using these apps, but they also help reward retailers who actively compete on price," External link

bordermail Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:43:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Right now, we are approaching a peak period for NBN service activations and mandatory migrations. The window for many consumers to migrate to the NBN without losing their existing fixed line service is closing," "We are interested in what changes can be made quickly to promote competition and the interests of consumers, while allowing NBN Co the opportunity to grow its revenues, invest in its business and earn an appropriate rate of return" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, October 14, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "This lack of certainty creates unnecessary risks that may ultimately be passed on to consumers, who may face higher prices and reduced quality and product offerings as a result," External link

zdnet Monday, October 14, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Market feedback suggests that NBN Co's entry into the wholesale enterprise market has increased competition, particularly in areas where Telstra is the only other fixed-line infrastructure provider," External link

zdnet Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We will be closely monitoring NBN Co's conduct under the enforceable undertaking, and reserve our right to take further action if we are not satisfied," External link

zdnet Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "These proposed regulated terms will establish baseline service standards, while allowing parties freedom to bargain on specific terms," External link

zdnet Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told : "We are convinced that some form of mandatory arrangement needs to be in place," External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims told : "We are convinced that some form of mandatory arrangement needs to be in place," External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "This used to be a debate of America versus Europe and that’s not there anymore," External link

watoday Friday, September 13, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about York High School ) : "Parents, students and staff at York High School have known that there have been significant changes in the last two years since it became part of the South Bank Academy Trust. " External link

yorkpress Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "Facebook and Google either comply with our laws or they don't do business in Australia," "When you have these cases they are way more important than penalties because once you are found to have breached the law it is very difficult for the digital platforms to continue that behaviour," External link

trendnews-az Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims told : "These are not community based, not for profit, companies, no matter how much they seek to portray themselves as benevolent enablers of human interaction and knowledge sharing," External link

zdnet Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “In our opinion this would likely lead to higher prices and reduced quality of service,” External link

miningweekly Friday, August 9, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “There appear to be high barriers for a company seeking to enter or expand into the supply of longwall relocation equipment hire, including high capital costs and long lead times in acquiring the equipment,” External link

miningweekly Friday, August 9, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We will argue that HealthEngine disregarded around 17,000 reviews, and altered around 3,000 in the relevant time period," "The ACCC considers that the alleged conduct by HealthEngine is particularly egregious because patients would have visited doctors at their time of need based on manipulated reviews that did not accurately reflect the experience of other patients" External link

zdnet Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:55:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “Cartel conduct, such as that engaged in by K-line, not only cheats consumers and other businesses through inflated prices and costs, but also restricts healthy economic growth and discourages innovation,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, August 5, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “This decision is a serious warning to businesses and will deter others seeking to join or start a cartel. Businesses should know that engaging in cartel conduct will result in ACCC scrutiny and result in potentially very serious consequences,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, August 5, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We must ignore those who worry about the value of assets that are sunk, and focus on how the NBN can best contribute to Australia," "A key NBN issue is entry level pricing. If the 12/1 service is priced the same as the old equivalent ADSL service then, we can be assured that those who want a better NBN service are prepared to pay for it, because they otherwise have the backstop of getting pre-NBN speeds and pricing" External link

zdnet Monday, August 5, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “This decision is a serious warning to businesses and will deter others seeking to join or start a cartel. Businesses should know that engaging in cartel conduct will result in ACCC scrutiny and result in potentially very serious consequences,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, August 2, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We consider this shareholding has the potential to impact Alliance's future growth and its ability to be a strong competitor," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about error ) : "The ACCC will also argue that the court made an error by rejecting the ACCC's case that Kimberly-Clark had claimed the Kleenex Wipes would break up quickly like toilet paper when flushed," "The ACCC is aware of problems continuing to be reported by Australian water authorities as a result of non-suitable products, such as wet wipes, being flushed down the toilet and contributing to blockages and other operational issues" External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about error ) : "The ACCC will also argue that the Court made an error by rejecting the ACCC's case that Kimberly-Clark had claimed the Kleenex wipes would break up quickly like toilet paper when flushed," "The ACCC is aware of problems continuing to be reported by Australian water authorities as a result of non-suitable products, such as wet wipes, being flushed down the toilet and contributing to blockages and other operational issues" External link

yahoo-au Monday, July 29, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about error ) : "The ACCC will also argue that the court made an error by rejecting the ACCC's case that Kimberly-Clark had claimed the Kleenex Wipes would break up quickly like toilet paper when flushed," "The ACCC is aware of problems continuing to be reported by Australian water authorities as a result of non-suitable products, such as wet wipes, being flushed down the toilet and contributing to blockages and other operational issues" External link

smh Monday, July 29, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about error ) : "The ACCC will also argue that the court made an error by rejecting the ACCC's case that Kimberly-Clark had claimed the Kleenex Wipes would break up quickly like toilet paper when flushed," "The ACCC is aware of problems continuing to be reported by Australian water authorities as a result of non-suitable products, such as wet wipes, being flushed down the toilet and contributing to blockages and other operational issues" External link

theage Monday, July 29, 2019 5:23:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said ( about error ) : "The ACCC will also argue that the court made an error by rejecting the ACCC's case that Kimberly-Clark had claimed the Kleenex Wipes would break up quickly like toilet paper when flushed," "The ACCC is aware of problems continuing to be reported by Australian water authorities as a result of non-suitable products, such as wet wipes, being flushed down the toilet and contributing to blockages and other operational issues" External link

watoday Monday, July 29, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “We cannot leave these issues to be dealt with by commercial entities with substantial reach and market power. It’s really up to government and regulators to get up to date and stay up to date in relation to all these issues,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We cannot leave these issues to be dealt with by commercial entities with substantial reach and market power. It's really up to government and regulators to get up to date and stay up to date in relation to all these issues," External link

japantoday Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Rod Sims said : “We cannot leave these issues to be dealt with by commercial entities with substantial reach and market power. It’s really up to government and regulators to get up to date and stay up to date in relation to all these issues,” External link

taipeitimes Friday, July 26, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We cannot leave these issues to be dealt with by commercial entities with substantial reach and market power. It's really up to government and regulators to get up to date and stay up to date in relation to all these issues," External link

dhakatribune Friday, July 26, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims said : "We cannot leave these issues to be dealt with by commercial entities with substantial reach and market power. It's really up to government and regulators to get up to date and stay up to date in relation to all these issues," External link

yenisafak-en Friday, July 26, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Rod Sims explica : "de acordo com a Lei do Consumidor da Austrália, as empresas não podem enganar os consumidores sobre os recursos de seus produtos. Qualquer tentativa de fazer isso irá arriscar ação judicial da ACCC" External link

noticias-terra-br Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chairman83.59%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
consumer commission chairman5.82%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
chief1.05%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
head0.57%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
consumer commission chief0.57%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
boss1.72%EN06/20/201720/06/2017
strong supporter0.19%EN11/09/201609/11/2016
président1.15%FR09/02/201602/09/2016
consumer commission boss0.57%EN08/12/201612/08/2016
commissioner0.57%EN08/04/201604/08/2016
chairperson0.10%EN07/29/201629/07/2016
consumer commission head0.10%EN07/26/201626/07/2016
australian competition and consumer commission chairman3.82%EN06/20/201620/06/2016
australia competition and consumer commission chairman0.19%EN05/23/201623/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Rod SimsEN86.76%
Rod SimsES10.84%
Rod SimsFR2.40%
Rod SimsPT0.00%


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