Interim guidelines on misuse of market power

Important reforms to section 46 of the Act took effect on 6 November 2017. Under these reforms a firm with a substantial degree of market power is prohibited from engaging in conduct that has the purpose, effect or likely effect of substantially lessening competition in a market.

These interim guidelines sets out how the ACCC proposes to interpret s. 46 and describes the general approach we will take in investigating alleged contraventions of the provision.