The ACCC conducted an inquiry into the competitiveness, trading practices, and transparency of the Australian dairy industry.
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.
The inquiry looked at the effect that digital search engines, social media platforms and other digital content aggregation platforms have on competition in media and advertising services markets.
On 28 November 2018, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to monitor the prices, costs and profits relating to the supply of menstrual products in the feminine hygiene products industry in Australia.
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.
On 22 January 2008, the then Assistant Treasurer requested an ACCC price inquiry into the price of groceries.
On 14 October 2019, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into home loan pricing. The Treasurer directed that the Inquiry cover the period from 1 January 2019 and impediments to consumers switching to alternative home loan suppliers.
The ACCC has been directed to conduct an inquiry into markets for tradeable water rights in the Murray-Darling Basin.
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.
In August 2020, the ACCC was directed to start a 3-month inquiry into bargaining power imbalances in supply chains for perishable agricultural products in Australia.
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 directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the supply of retail electricity and the competitiveness of retail electricity prices.