In 2017, the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the supply of residential building (home), contents and strata insurance in northern Australia. This final report brings together all of our significant analysis and recommendations made throughout the three year inquiry, setting out in detail our analysis of the operation of the markets for home, contents and strata insurance in northern Australia.
The ACCC conducted a self-assessment against the framework’s key performance indicators at the conclusion of 2019-20. The results of this assessment are outlined in this 2019-20 ACCC Regulator Performance Framework self-assessment report.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is required to report annually on competition in the Australian telecommunications sector and price changes for telecommunications services in Australia.
The ACCC conducted a three-month inquiry into bargaining power imbalances in supply chains for perishable agricultural products in Australia. The inquiry examined trading practices throughout supply chains, including the relationships between farmers, processors, and retailers, and the extent to which any potential bargaining power imbalances in these relationships adversely impacted the efficient operation of these markets.
This report provides an update on key competition and consumer developments and trends in private health insurance between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020. It focuses on insurer responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also provides an update on ACCC enforcement action and other developments relating to the health sector.