Competition

Submission

17 Sep 2018

The ACCC has provided this submission to the Productivity Commission, in response to the issues paper on the inquiry into the economic regulation of airports.

Audio podcast

5 Sep 2018

Big Data and Big Analytics have policymakers in a frenzy. In some parts of the world this is leading to regulation that provides greater protection for privacy. But what does privacy have to do with competition?

There are heated debates about whether stricter privacy...

Article

25 Jul 2018

Robert Fitzgerald AM, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and SVA Board member, talks with Stuart Lloyd-Hurwitz, SVA Consulting’s Executive Director, about competition and contestability in the social sector and how it’s all about providing more consumer choice.

Transcript

Speech delivered at the Australian Conference of Economists, 12 July 2018
12 Jul 2018

ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, delivered a speech to the Australian Conference of Economists, discussing a number of inquires the ACCC is involved with, including: the digital platforms inquiry, the retail electricity prices inquiry, and the consumer data right.

Research report

15 Jun 2018

This year’s review found that while competition in the retail energy market continues to evolve, it is currently not delivering the expected benefits to consumers.

Draft report

29 May 2018

The Commission is undertaking this inquiry under the twin (stage 2 and stage 3) terms of reference. This draft report brings together both streams of work to provide an overall assessment of the superannuation system and recommend policy changes.

Research report

23 May 2018

While the AGCNCO found most of the concerns about favourable treatment were not justified, it did find that some areas of government were and are providing a minor competitive advantage to Australian Hearing as a result of undue promotion on government websites and in ministerial...

Research report

1 May 2018

In September 2016, the Queensland government asked the Queensland Productivity Commission to conduct an inquiry into manufacturing to identify policies to improve the sector’s productivity and competitiveness. This final report sets out a policy action plan to support a strong and diverse manufacturing sector.

Research report

Inquiry into impacts on local businesses in Australia from global internet-based competition
11 Apr 2018

Internet commerce currently accounts for only a small proportion of the Australian retail market but is growing rapidly. As a result of this growth, Australian businesses are experiencing increased competition from overseas firms using the internet to directly market to Australian consumers.

Strategy

29 Mar 2018

The National Electricity Law (NEL) requires the AER to monitor the wholesale market and report on its performance at least every two years. We are required to identify and analyse whether:

there is ‘effective competition’ within the relevant wholesale market, as defined in the...

Research report

26 Mar 2018

This report compares Australia's pecuniary sanctions regime for competition law infringements to that of a number of other major OECD jurisdictions.

Draft report

27 Feb 2018

The AEMC has recommended changes to give regulators oversight over a wider range of pipeline services, and to allow all stakeholders, including pipeline users, to have more input into regulators’ decisions on appropriate prices, services and conditions. This would mean pipeline users are better represented...

Policy report

20 Feb 2018

This year, the ACCC will focus on consumer issues in broadband services and energy, competition in the financial services and commercial construction sectors, systemic consumer guarantee issues, and conduct that may contravene the new misuse of market power and concerted practices provisions.

Draft report

7 Feb 2018

This inquiry focusses on competition in Australia’s financial system as a means to improve consumer outcomes, enhance the productivity and international competitiveness of the financial system and the broader economy, and support ongoing financial system innovation — without undermining financial stability objectives.

Research report

13 Dec 2017

This is the second interim report of an inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. It focuses on the operation of the east coast gas market, where there are continuing immediate and longer-term concerns.

Research report

3 Dec 2017

Is competitive pressure in Australia weak? How costly to Australia is market power? This report assesses the evidence and proposes policies to increase competitive pressure.

Research report

21 Nov 2017

This report provides an in depth account of customers’ experiences in the Victorian electricity and gas markets in 2016–17.

Transcript

16 Nov 2017

ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, outlines how the Harper competition reforms and the establishment of an analytics unit within the ACCC will help protect consumers from incidents of e-collusion from the rise of big data.

Research report

7 Nov 2017

This paper sets out the size and nature of Australia’s red tape problem and describes the opportunities available to policymakers to boost economic growth without further calls on the Australian taxpayer.

Research report

3 Aug 2017

In order to explore and elevate Southeast Asian perspectives on US–China competition, the Lowy Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations convened nearly two dozen Southeast Asian scholars and policymakers from around the region to discuss their perspectives.

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