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ACCC sets reasonable terms of access to the line sharing service

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...
Report

Media mergers

This paper provides guidance on the ACCC's approach to media mergers under the federal government's proposed legislative changes. It discusses how the ACCC might consider such issues as the various dimensions of media markets - products, geographic and functional - as well as the relevant...
Draft report

Customer loyalty schemes: draft report

The purpose of this report is to highlight the consumer and competition issues associated with customer loyalty schemes to educate consumers and to inform the industry of the ACCC’s concerns with certain practices.
Briefing paper

Consumer data right in energy

This position paper sets out the Australian Energy Market Operator gateway model as the ACCC's preferred data access model for the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in the energy sector.
Discussion paper

ACCC inquiry into NBN access pricing: discussion paper

On 14 October 2019, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into the prices that NBN Co charges access seekers to use the National Broadband Network (NBN) for supplying residential grade broadband services. This discussion paper outlines the key issues for the inquiry and seeks stakeholder...
Report

Petrol prices vary significantly: report on petrol prices by major retailer in 2018

This report analyses annual and monthly average retail petrol prices in 2018, to identify the highest and lowest priced major retailers in the eight Australian capital cities.
Guide

Cartels: deterrence and detection - a guide for government procurement professionals

Produced to assist government procurement professionals understand cartel behaviour, this guide considers some steps that might be taken to maximise competition and save money, while also disrupting the possible operation of cartels by suppliers.
Report

Report to the Australian Senate on anti-competitive and other practices by health insurers and providers in relation to private health insurance

This report analyses key competition and consumer developments and trends in the private health insurance industry between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019, including ACCC enforcement and other actions relating to the health sector.
Report

Airport monitoring report 2018-19

Australia’s four major airports have continued to report increasing levels of joint profits from aeronautical activities, according to this ACCC’s annual Airport Monitoring Report.
Report

Home loan price inquiry: interim report

This interim report shows that the big four banks considered various factors as they decided whether to pass on the RBA’s June, July and October 2019 rate cuts. But recovering profits was central to their decisions to not always fully pass through the lower rates...