September 2022 interim report30 Sep 2022

On 11 November 2022, the ACCC released the fifth interim report for the Digital Platform Services inquiry.

The report considers competition and consumer issues identified in the course of the Digital Platform Services Inquiry, the ACCC’s Digital Advertising Services Inquiry and the original Digital Platforms Inquiry.

The ACCC recommends a range of new measures to address harms from digital platforms to Australian consumers, small businesses and competition. In addition to consumer and competition specific recommendations for digital platforms, the report also reiterates the ACCC’s support for economy-wide reforms to consumer law.

See: Digital platform services inquiry - September 2022 interim report

Discussion paper

The ACCC released a discussion paper on 28 February 2022 to seek stakeholder views on:

  • Whether there is a need for new regulatory tools to address competition and consumer issues in relation to the supply of digital platform services.
  • If reform is needed, options for regulatory reform. The discussion paper includes a list of specific questions for stakeholders about these options.

Submissions to discussion paper

The ACCC received the following submissions from interested parties in response to the issues set out in the discussion paper.