Competition

Report

Econometric analysis of the New Zealand retail grocery sector

This report examines how the structure of local grocery markets affects prices and margins in New Zealand.
Report

Power to the people

This report considers ways to improve consumer protection and promote competition within the context of recovery from COVID-19 and the end of the Brexit transition period.
Working paper

Technology, growth, and inequality: changing dynamics in the digital era

Digital transformation is a defining feature of our time. This paper argues that as technology shifts market dynamics, policies must ensure that markets remain inclusive, and support broad access to the new opportunities for firms and workers.
Discussion paper

Energy Security Board data strategy: consultation paper

The Energy Security Board is attempting to drive reforms to increase transparency across the energy sector and even the playing field between energy companies and consumers. This consultation paper outlines ways to close energy sector data gaps through improved access, protection, sharing, integration, and the...
Briefing paper

Q&As: Draft news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code

The ACCC has developed this draft mandatory code of conduct to address bargaining power imbalances between Australian news media businesses and each of Google and Facebook.
Report

Consumer protection frameworks for new energy products and services and the traditional sale of energy in Australia

The purpose of this report is to step back from the specific detail of current arrangements and focus on foundational questions around the rationales for consumer protection frameworks in the energy sector.
Report

Assessing the competitiveness and efficiency of the Victorian energy retail market

In consultation with interested stakeholders and the public, the Essential Services Commission has developed a framework and approach to help assess whether the Victorian energy retail market is delivering good value to energy consumers.
Strategy

Energy compliance and enforcement priorities 2019–20

The priority areas set out in this document will be the focus of the Essential Services Commission's compliance and enforcement work for the next year. By promoting and enforcing compliance in these areas, the Commission aims to restore trust in the energy market.
Report

Australian aviation after COVID-19

This report outlines the principles that should govern an Australian aviation plan to help the industry move towards a more prosperous future that delivers competitive transportation options for the Australian public.
Report

Report on agency effectiveness through organisational design

It is evident that competition agencies face a number of challenges with their organisational structure and the functioning of the organisation. The aim of this report is to share experience among competition agencies in order to improve agency effectiveness.