Under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, the ACCC can be directed to undertake in-depth inquiries into certain matters. Inquiries involve extensive investigation and analysis, including public consultation. We publish our findings in a formal report to help inform consumers, encourage public debate and inform policy consideration.
The ACCC is conducting an inquiry into the competitiveness, trading practices, and transparency of the Australian dairy industry.
On 9 May 2017 the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, directed the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into residential mortgage products.
On 27 March 2017 the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the supply of retail electricity and the competitiveness of retail electricity prices.
On 19 April 2017 the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the supply of and demand for wholesale gas in Australia, as well as to publish regular information on the supply and pricing of gas for three years.
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.