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  • ACCC report to the Senate on private health insurance

    The ACCC is consulting on its 18th annual report to the Senate on the private health insurance industry for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. The ACCC is tasked by an order of the Senate to report on any anti‑competitive or other practices by health insurers or providers which reduce... More
    Opened 1 week ago
  • Combined superfast broadband access service & local bitstream access service final access determination inquiry

    The ACCC is undertaking a combined public inquiry to make a final access determination (FAD) for the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) and the local bitstream access service (LBAS). The SBAS and LBAS are wholesale services supplied on non-NBN networks able to be used by access seekers... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • ACCC review of Healthe Care’s proposal to buy Pulse Health, including the Forster Private Hospital

    Healthe Care is planning to buy Pulse Health who owns 12 healthcare facilities in Australia – five in NSW, four in Queensland, and three in Victoria. In particular, Pulse Health owns the Forster Private Hospital (formerly known as the Cape Hawke Community Private Hospital). Healthe Care owns... More
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • Standard Review - Prams and Strollers

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the product safety standard for prams and strollers . The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below. Refer to the related documents at the foot of this page for the... More
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • Review of mandatory safety standards for children's toys

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation document on the review of five mandatory safety standards for children's toys. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC... More
    Opened 3 weeks ago
  • ACCC Dairy Inquiry farmer consultation forums

    The ACCC is inviting dairy farmers to participate in a series of public forums as part of the ACCC’s Dairy Inquiry. The purpose of the forums is to hear directly from dairy farmers about competition and fair trading issues that affect them. The Dairy Inquiry commenced in November 2016 and... More
    Opened 1 month ago
  • Review of the mandatory safety standard for pedal bicycles

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory safety standard for bicycles. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC prefers... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Review of the mandatory safety standard for disposable cigarette lighters

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory safety standard for disposable cigarette lighters. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Review of the mandatory safety standard for treadmills

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory safety standard for treadmills. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC prefers... More
    Opened 3 months ago
  • Review of the mandatory safety standard for balloon blowing kits

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory safety standard for balloon blowing kits. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC... More
    Opened 3 months ago
  • Review of the mandatory safety standard for moveable soccer goals

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper for the review of the mandatory safety standard for moveable soccer goals. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Review of mandatory safety standard for swimming and flotation aids

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper for the review of the mandatory safety standard for swimming and flotation aids. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Review of the mandatory safety standard for vehicle recovery straps

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory safety standard for vehicle recovery straps. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Review of the mandatory safety standard for basketball rings and backboards

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory safety standard for basketball rings and backboards. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Domestic mobile roaming service declaration inquiry

    The ACCC is undertaking a public inquiry into whether to declare a domestic mobile roaming service. A domestic mobile roaming service would allow mobile network operators to provide mobile services in areas where they do not have their own mobile network by accessing the network of another mobile... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Review of the mandatory safety standard for baby bath aids

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory standard for baby bath aids. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC prefers... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Review of the safety standards for hydraulic trolley jacks, vehicle support stands and portable ramps for vehicles.

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory standards for hydraulic trolley jacks, vehicle support stands and portable ramps for vehicles. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Review of the mandatory safety standard for exercise cycles

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory safety standard for exercise cycles. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC prefers... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Review of the mandatory safety standard for bicycle helmets

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper for the review of the mandatory safety standard for bicycle helmets. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC prefers... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Standard review - children's nightwear

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory standard for children's nightwear. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC prefers... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Wholesale ADSL service declaration inquiry 2016 - draft decision

    On 4 July 2016 the ACCC released a discussion paper commencing a public inquiry into whether the wholesale asymmetrical digital subscriber line (ADSL) service should continue to be declared. Submissions were due on 29 July 2016. On 14 October 2016 the ACCC released a report of its draft... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • New car retailing industry market study

    The ACCC is conducting a market study of the new car retailing industry. The study will focus on competition and consumer issues that may be present or emerging in the industry. This market study will examine whether industry practices are consistent with what we would expect from a competitive... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Standard review - Sunglasses consultation

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory standard for sunglasses. The issues in this paper has been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC prefers submissions to... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Review of the mandatory safety standard for babies' dummies

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the mandatory standard for babies' dummies. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised above, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC prefers... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Standard review - Elastic luggage straps

    The ACCC invites you to have your say on the proposed change detailed in the attached consultation paper on the review of the mandatory standard for elastic luggage straps. The change in this paper has been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details. The ACCC... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Draft framework for concerted practices guidelines

    On 5 September 2016 the Australian Government announced that it is consulting on an exposure draft of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill. The purpose of the Bill is to implement, in part, reforms identified by the Competition Policy Review. One area of reform... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Proposed acquisition of Australian Regional Media by News Corp

    On 6 October 2016, the ACCC released a Statement of Issues (SoI) in relation on the proposed acquisition of Australian Regional Media (ARM) by News Corp (News). We invite submissions from industry participants in response to the SoI. The SoI seeks to give the ACCC’s preliminary views on... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Combined superfast broadband access service & local bitstream access service final access determination inquiry

    The ACCC is undertaking a combined public inquiry to make a final access determination (FAD) for the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) and the local bitstream access service (LBAS). The SBAS and LBAS are wholesale services supplied on non-NBN networks able to be used by access seekers... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Draft Media Merger Guidelines

    On 26 August 2016, the ACCC released draft Media Merger Guidelines. It invites public comment on these draft guidelines. The draft guidelines highlight particular issues likely to be relevant to the ACCC’s assessment of a media merger under section 50 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Communications Market Study: Competition in evolving communications markets

    The ACCC is undertaking a market study to better understand how the communications sector is changing and whether competition is working effectively and producing good outcomes for consumers and industry. We are also looking to identify whether there are any issues or potential issues that could... More
    Closed 4 months ago
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