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.
ACCCount details the ACCC's activities in the enforcement of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, merger reviews, compliance actions, adjudication issues, economic regulation and international involvement.
The Australian Government’s Regulator Performance Framework has established a common set of six key performance indicators that allow for the assessment of Commonwealth regulators’ performance in administering regulation.
From 6 November 2017, changes to the Act will make it easier for small businesses to lodge a notification to obtain legal protection from competition laws to collectively bargain with a customer or supplier. This Guide provides information about the changes to the small business notification process.
Exclusive dealing is common in many business arrangements. Changes to the Act on 6 November 2017 mean that all types of exclusive dealing is only a breach of the Act if the restriction is likely to have the purpose, effect or likely effect of substantially lessening competition. This Guide provides information about exclusive dealing notifications.
We have prepared guidelines on the authorisation process for non-merger conduct to help businesses and their advisers lodge applications for authorisation, and interested parties to provide submissions in response to applications.
On 6 November 2017 important reforms to the Act took effect which prohibit parties from engaging in a concerted practice that has the purpose, effect, or likely effect of substantially lessening competition.
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.