Digital platforms inquiry

Issues paper26 February 2018

On 26 February 2018 the ACCC released an issues paper seeking feedback on issues relevant to its Digital Platforms Inquiry.

The ACCC is interested in a range of issues including:

  • assessing the market power of digital platforms
  • the implications of digital platforms for media content creators, advertisers and consumers
  • longer term trends in the media and advertising services markets
  • the effectiveness of existing regulation and proposals for change.

Submissions to the issues paper will close on 3 April 2018.

Submission guidelines

The ACCC encourages submissions responding to the Issues Paper from market participants including media content creators/journalists, media outlets, digital platforms, advertisers, consumers, small businesses and industry associations.

Responses to this Issues Paper, including written submissions, should be provided by 3 April 2018. Written submissions should be emailed to

Further information about the confidentiality arrangements for submissions to the Inquiry can be found in the Issues Paper.

Consumers can respond via an online questionnaire on the ACCC Consultation Hub.

If you would like to be notified of updates in relation to the inquiry, please email your details to