Focus areas

Title Industrysort descending Type Status
Communications sector market study Communications Market study Finalised
4 July 2017

The ACCC has commenced a market study of the communications sector. The study will examine existing or emerging competition and consumer issues in the sector.

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.

Energy CDR Energy Focus area Ongoing

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

Retail electricity pricing inquiry 2017-2018 Energy Inquiry Finalised
Final report published

On 27 March 2017, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the supply of retail electricity and the competitiveness of retail electricity prices.

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.

Murray-Darling Basin water markets inquiry Water Inquiry Ongoing

The ACCC has been directed to conduct an inquiry into markets for tradeable water rights in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Cattle and beef market study Agriculture Market study Finalised
Complete

In 2016-17 the ACCC’s Agriculture Unit conducted a market study of the cattle and beef sector. The market study examined competition, transparency and efficiency in cattle and beef supply chains.

Wine grape market study Agriculture Market study Finalised

In 2018-19 the ACCC’s Agriculture Unit conducted a market study of the wine grape industry. The study examined competition, contracting practices, transparency, and risk allocation in wine grape supply chains.

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.

Dairy inquiry Agriculture Inquiry Finalised
2018

The ACCC conducted an inquiry into the competitiveness, trading practices, and transparency of the Australian dairy industry.

Northern Australia insurance inquiry Insurance Inquiry Ongoing

On 25 May 2017, the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the supply of home, contents and strata insurance in Northern Australia.

New car retailing industry market study Automotive Market study Finalised
August 2017

In 2016-17, the ACCC conducted a market study of the new car retailing industry. The study focused on present and emerging competition and consumer issues in the industry. 

Residential mortgage products price inquiry Financial services Inquiry Finalised

On 9 May 2017 the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, directed the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into residential mortgage products.

Foreign currency conversion services inquiry Financial services Inquiry Finalised

On 2 October 2018, the Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, issued a notice approving the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the supply of foreign currency conversion services in Australia.