Focus areas

Title Industry Type Status
Agricultural machinery: after-sales markets Agriculture Focus area Ongoing

The ACCC has set out to gain a better understanding of how the agricultural machinery industry operates, while focusing on key issues that have come to our attention relating to manufacturer warranties, and servicing and repairs.

Gas inquiry 2017-2025 Energy Inquiry Ongoing
Commenced 19 April 2017

On 19 April 2017, the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the supply of and demand for natural gas in Australia, as well as to publish regular information on the supply and pricing of gas for the next three years.

Digital platform services inquiry 2020-2025 Digital Inquiry Ongoing

On 10 February 2020 the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into markets for the supply of digital platform services.

Electricity market monitoring 2018-2025 Energy Inquiry Ongoing

On 20 August 2018, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to hold a public inquiry that will monitor the prices, profits and margins in the supply of electricity in the National Electricity Market. The inquiry will provide its first report by 31 March 2019 and at least every six months thereafter until the conclusion of the inquiry on 31 August 2025.

Consumer data right (CDR) Multiple Focus area Ongoing

On 26 November 2017, the Australian Government announced the introduction of a consumer data right (CDR) in Australia. The CDR will give consumers greater access to and control over their data. It will improve consumers’ ability to compare and switch between products and services, and will encourage competition between service providers, leading not only to better prices for customers but also more innovative products and services.

CDR in the energy sector Energy Focus area Ongoing

The CDR will commence in the energy sector in the first half of 2020.

Digital advertising services inquiry Digital Inquiry Ongoing

On 10 February 2020 the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into markets for the supply of digital advertising technology services and digital advertising agency services.