Submissions to the Issues Paper closed on Friday 14 October 2016.
The ACCC released an issues paper on 5 September 2016, outlining the areas we propose to explore as part of the communications sector market study and to assist interested parties in making submissions.
The ACCC is conducting a market study of the new car retailing industry. The study has focused on competition and consumer issues that may be present or emerging in the industry.
The round table with invited stakeholders will take place on 25 September 2017.
In June 2016 the ACCC indicated that the market study would examine whether industry practices are consistent with what we would expect from a competitive market.
The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against ticket reseller viagogo AG (Viagogo) alleging it breached the Australian Consumer Law when reselling entertainment, music and live sport tickets from 1 May 2017 to 26 June 2017.
The ACCC alleges that Viagogo made false or misleading representations, and engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, regarding the price of tickets on its online platform by failing to disclose substantial fees.
The ACCC has commenced a market study of the communications sector. The study will examine existing or emerging competition and consumer issues in the sector.
On 9 May 2017 the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, directed the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into residential mortgage products.