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This report of the ACCC inquiry into the price of unleaded petrol conclude that the industry in Australia is fundamentally competitive. There is no obvious evidence of price fixing or collusion between the major participants in the industry. The evidence of price fixing in petrol...
Coping with change will require flexibility from both the media and regulators and that change will only continue to accelerate, argues the ACCC chair. But the legacy of that change is that technology and the growing swell of community input is placing the future of...
The evolution of internet services from niche to mainstream over the last ten years underlines the tremendous rate of change in the industry. Keeping across developments is a key challenge for the ACCC and, no doubt, the industry as whole. Michael Cosgrave of the ACCC's...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today published a final determination made in the arbitration of a dispute over access to the Line Sharing Service (LSS). The LSS, declared on 30 August 2002, allows two carriers to provide separate services over a single metallic pair...
This report compiles revenue, usage and market share numbers from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Primus and AAPT for the 2005-06 financial year using information extracted from the Regulatory Accounting Framework.
Industries such as telecommunications, gas, electricity, water, rail and airports have traditionally been either publicly owned or closely regulated by an independent agency. This paper from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Regulatory Conference looks a third option, 'light-handed regulation', which has been tested in...
This paper assesses the appropriate means by which we can assess how much of an impact – beneficial or otherwise – competition policy reforms have had on Australia’s infrastructure performance. The challenge, according to the aithors, is to undertake a careful analysis capable of weighing...
This report details competitive safeguards in the Australian telecommunications industry and prices paid by Australian consumers for telecommunications services during the 2005-06 year.
In early June 2007 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), via its ongoing monitoring of petrol prices, detected a substantial divergence between movements in domestic petrol prices and movements in the international benchmark price for refined petrol.