In December 2017, the ACCC released its final report for the new car retailing industry market study. The final report details the ACCC’s findings from almost 18 months of investigation, consultation and research.
On 13 December 2017, the ACCC released its second interim report as part of its inquiry into Australia’s wholesale gas supply arrangements. The report focuses on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are continuing immediate and longer-term concerns.
Honest advertising and selling practices benefit small businesses and consumers alike. Enterprising small businesses should be able to prosper on the merit of their products or services without fearing that competitors will gain an unfair competitive advantage from dishonest representations.
The ACCC sought the direct views of businesses on our performance in administering regulation through the 2017 ACCC business stakeholder survey. The online survey was conducted independently by market research firm ORC International. ORC International undertook a number of interviews with corporate business leaders to complement the online survey.
The findings of the ORC International research have been a key input in the ACCC undertaking our 2016-17 Regulator Performance Framework self-assessment.