Monopolies

Report

9 Mar 2019
130

There is a strong feeling from the British government that self-regulation by technology companies has failed. This report sets out a series of principles that would underpin a new approach to internet governance.

Commentary

11 Dec 2018
23

The current regime that oversees digital platforms is woefully inadequate. Right now, as the ACCC notes, digital platforms are largely unregulated.

Commentary

11 Dec 2018
18

The ACCC has signalled its intention to work with the OECD and other international agencies to kickstart an international law-making effort to regulate Google, Facebook and their successors.

Report

10 Dec 2018
87

This report outlines the ACCC's concerns regarding the market power held by Google and Facebook, including their impact on Australian businesses and, in particular, on the ability of media businesses to monetise their content.

Discussion paper

9 Apr 2015
538

The public don’t like monopolies. And they are suspicious of them in the public sector as well as the private sector. Sometimes there is no other way of organising the production and delivery of goods and services, but we all know from experience that monopolies...

Report

31 Mar 2015
175

This is the first comprehensive review of Australia’s competition laws and policy in over 20 years. The National Competition Policy Review (The Hilmer Review) of 1993 underpinned the development of the National Competition Policy – a co-operative initiative of the Commonwealth and State and Territory...

Journal article

28 Apr 2014
140

For many, particularly in the Anglophone world and Western Europe, it may be obvious that Google has a monopoly over online search and advertising and that this is an undesirable state of affairs, due to Google's ability to mediate information flows online. The baffling question...

Report

28 Oct 2003
23

Misuse of market power is both a legal and economic concept. Prohibitions on the misuse of market power are commonly found in anti-trust laws in a number of countries and the prohibition appears as section 46 in Australia's Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA). Using predatory...

Report

16 Apr 2003
41

On 15 October 2001, the Prime Minister announced that there would be an independent review of the competition provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 and their administration.

The Treasurer announced the terms of reference for the review and the membership of the review...

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