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  • ACCC Small Business Information Network feedback survey

    We are seeking feedback from subscribers of the ACCC's Small Business Information Network. This free email subscription service provides our readers with updates on the latest news and events relevant to the small business sector, including useful tools and online resources which are designed to... More
    Opened 20 July 2018
  • Wine grape grower survey

    Wine grape growers and industry associations have raised concerns with the ACCC through forums, consultations and correspondence about potential competition and fair trading issues in the wine grape industry. The ACCC is conducting an anonymous survey of wine grape growers across Australia... More
    Opened 19 July 2018
  • Digital platforms inquiry - journalists forum

    The journalists forum will take place in Sydney on Wednesday 15 August from 6–8pm at the Aerial UTS Function Centre, UTS Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo . Journalists who are unable to attend the forum in person can still share their views and experiences about the... More
    Opened 9 July 2018
  • OxoPak Pty Ltd – Certification trade mark applications

    For the reasons set out in the attached final assessment statement of reasons, the ACCC has issued a final assessment approving certification trade mark application No. 1852562 lodged by OxoPak Pty Ltd (illustrated below). Consultation As part of the ACCC's assessment of the CTM,... More
    Opened 23 May 2018
  • Telecommunications Competition Notice Guidelines

    The ACCC is consulting on proposed amendments to the Telecommunications Competition Notice Guidelines (Guidelines). The ACCC is required to formulate the Guidelines under Section 151AP (2) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA). The Guidelines include: an overview of the... More
    Opened 21 May 2018
  • Digital platforms inquiry forums

    The ACCC hosted two public forums in May to discuss the impacts of digital platforms for consumers and advertisers (including small businesses). These platforms include search engines (e.g. Google), social media (e.g. Facebook) and content aggregators (e.g. Apple News). Further information... More
    Opened 15 May 2018
  • Quad Bike Safety: Consultation Regulation Impact Statement

    The ACCC is continuing its investigation into quad bike safety and considering the merits of implementing a safety standard for quad bikes under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). As part of this process, the ACCC has released the Quad Bike Safety Consultation Regulation Impact Statement for... More
    Opened 22 March 2018
  • 2018 National Consumer Congress and Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture – feedback survey

    Thank you for attending either the annual Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 14 March at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and/or the 2018 National Consumer Congress held on Thursday 15 March at The Ivy at 330 George Street, Sydney. This survey has been prepared by the ACCC to seek... More
    Opened 19 March 2018
  • 2018 ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference

    New Frontiers in Regulation The 2018 ACCC & AER Regulatory Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday 26 (commencing at 8:30am) and Friday 27 July (finishing at 12:30pm, followed by lunch from 12:30-1:30). The cost to attend the conference is... More
    Opened 16 March 2018
  • Digital Platforms Inquiry - Consumer questionnaire

    The Digital Platforms Inquiry looks at how digital platforms impact media and advertising services markets, particularly in relation to news and journalistic content, as well as the implications for media content creators, advertisers and consumers. The digital platforms we'll look at... More
    Opened 26 February 2018
  • Small business collective bargaining guidelines consultation

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking feedback on new guidelines for small business collective bargaining. The guidelines are for small businesses, including farmers, to assist their understanding of the authorisation and notification processes for obtaining ACCC approval... More
    Opened 19 December 2017
  • Mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) survey

    The ACCC recently published its communications sector market study draft report . In it, we discussed the role of MVNOs in contributing to competition in Australia’s mobile sector and the role of wholesale MVNO services.. Wholesale MVNO products are supplied in a relatively mature market,... More
    Opened 12 December 2017
  • Agriculture Consultative Committee membership review

    The Agriculture Consultative Committee (AgCC) was established by the ACCC to provide advice and information on issues affecting the agriculture sector that fall within the scope of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, and to provide a forum where competition and consumer law concerns related... More
    Opened 5 December 2017
  • 2018 Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture & National Consumer Congress

    The ACCC will be hosting two key consumer events in Sydney– the annual Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture (co-hosted with CHOICE) and the National Consumer Congress. Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture Wednesday 14 March 2018 Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney... More
    Opened 30 November 2017
  • Quad Bike Safety: Issues Paper

    The ACCC has established a taskforce to conduct an investigation into quad bike safety and consider the merits of implementing a safety standard for quad bikes under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). As part of this process, the ACCC has released the Quad Bike Safety Issues Paper... More
    Opened 13 November 2017
  • Communications sector market study – Draft report

    In October 2017 the ACCC released its draft report for the communications sector market study. We invite interested parties to make a submission in response to the draft report findings and proposed recommendations and actions. Download the draft report at Communications sector market study... More
    Opened 30 October 2017
  • Guidelines and interim forms for merger and non-merger authorisations

    Significant reforms to the authorisation and notification provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) came into effect on 6 November. Under these reforms the: ACCC is the first instance decision maker on applications for merger authorisation authorisation test for... More
    Opened 25 October 2017
  • Interim guidelines on concerted practices

    In the coming weeks the Australian Government will implement reforms to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) prohibiting parties from engaging in a concerted practice that has the purpose, effect, or likely effect of substantially lessening competition. We have prepared interim... More
    Opened 25 October 2017
  • Interim guidelines on section 46 reforms

    Important reforms to section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) will come into effect in the coming weeks. Under these reforms a firm with a substantial degree of market power is prohibited from engaging in conduct that has the purpose, effect or likely effect of substantially... More
    Opened 25 October 2017
  • Northern Australia Insurance Inquiry

    Our Northern Australia Insurance Inquiry will help to address concerns about insurance affordability, promote more informed and more competitive insurance markets and make a difference for consumers in northern Australia. The law gives the ACCC power to get information from insurers that... More
    Opened 24 October 2017
  • AER wholesale electricity forum

    Thank you for attending the AER’s public forum on developing our approach to monitoring the performance of wholesale electricity markets. We ask that you complete this short survey to help us improve future events. Responses will be kept anonymous unless you choose to provide your details at the... More
    Opened 19 October 2017
  • CAANZ consultation on guidance about the application of the ACL to charities, not-for-profit entities and fundraising

    Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) seeks your views on draft guidance on the application of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to the activities of charities, not-for-profit entities and fundraisers. By participating in this survey you give permission for CAANZ to include your... More
    Opened 6 October 2017
  • Consumer directed aged care

    The ACCC wants to provide information to consumers and providers who use or sell aged care services about their consumer rights and obligations. We would appreciate your ideas about how we can help older consumers understand their rights. We would also like to assist providers of consumer... More
    Opened 5 October 2017
  • Takata airbag proposed compulsory recall

    On 21 September 2017, the Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Michael McCormack, issued a proposed recall notice for a compulsory recall of certain vehicles with defective Takata airbags installed and inflators salvaged from these vehicles. See: Proposed recall notice and draft recall... More
    Opened 21 September 2017
  • Draft report of the new car retailing industry market study

    In August 2017, the ACCC released the draft report of the new car retailing industry market study . Confidentiality To facilitate an informed and open consultation, we will treat all submissions as public and publish them on our website. Any parties wishing to submit... More
    Opened 10 August 2017
  • Electricity supply and prices inquiry public forums

    The ACCC is inviting electricity customers to participate in a series of public forums as part of the Electricity supply and prices inquiry . Attendees will have the opportunity to raise competition and pricing issues in the retail electricity sector with ACCC Commissioners. Forums are... More
    Opened 5 July 2017
  • 2017 NBN SIO RKR consultation

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek submissions on the ACCC's review of the operation of the NBN SIO RKR. The NBN SIO RKR is due to expire on 30 September 2017. The ACCC is seeking views on whether the RKR should be extended, extended and varied, or allowed to expire. Submissions... More
    Opened 30 June 2017
  • Households wanted to help test broadband speeds

    The ACCC is testing broadband speeds across Australia. Our Measuring Broadband Australia program will measure the typical speeds and performance of people’s home internet connections. We're looking for 2000 households to test in the first year. We are working with SamKnows, our independent... More
    Opened 19 June 2017
  • Expanding the scope of the mandatory safety standard for self-balancing scooters

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is consulting on expanding the scope of the national safety standard for self-balancing scooters (also known as hoverboards, gliders, smart boards, sky walkers or mod boards) to include single wheeled self-balancing scooters (also known as... More
    Opened 14 June 2017
  • Inquiry into retail electricity prices and supply

    The Treasurer has directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the retail supply of electricity and the competitiveness of retail electricity markets in the National Electricity Market. The National Electricity Market is the wholesale market that covers Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria,... More
    Opened 31 May 2017
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