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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Strategic Review 2016

    Thank you for taking part in the ACCC 2016 strategic review. By providing your input on what emerging issues you or your organisation have recently identified, you will help us learn what issues are affecting Australian consumers and small businesses. The survey will ask you to provide examples... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Draft framework for misuse of market power 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 5 months ago
  • Horticulture and viticulture regional workshops

    The ACCC is holding a series of regional workshops to speak with people in the horticulture and viticulture industries about the competition and fair-trading issues that affect them. The ACCC will provide information about the protections and obligations contained in the Competition and Consumer... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Product Safety website feedback

    The new Product Safety Australia website—which has combined with the Recalls website—aims to provide you with a single entry point to national, state and territory product safety and recalls information. We'd like to hear what you think of our new site. More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Consultation on broadband speed claims

    The ACCC wants to see consumers provided with better information about broadband speeds, to improve competition and consumer outcomes in the retail broadband market. We have observed that broadband retail service providers (RSPs) have generally been slow to provide consumers with information... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Consultation on the ACCC Media Code of Conduct

    One of the recommendations of the Final Report of the Competition Policy Review (Harper Review) was that the ACCC should adopt a Media Code of Conduct. Recommendation 52 stated: The ACCC should establish, publish and report against a Code of Conduct for its dealings with the media with the... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • CLIP e-learning survey

    Welcome to the CLIP survey about e-learning and online courses in investigation skills. There are ten short questions for you to answer that will assist the CLIP team in their research on e-learning and online delivery of training that will best serve the competition agencies of the ASEAN region.... More
    Closed 7 months ago
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