The Cattle and beef market study – Final report was released March 2017.
The Cattle and beef market study – Interim report was released October 2016.
In 2016-17 the ACCC’s Agriculture Unit conducted a market study of the cattle and beef sector. The market study examined competition, transparency and efficiency in cattle and beef supply chains.
Chairman Rod Sims outlines the role of the regulator in a changing economy, including recent actions the ACCC has taken on infrastructure pricing, against cartel conduct and to improve consumer protection.
Traders must give growers regular statements about how they dealt with the grower’s produce during a particular period.
Chairman Rod Sims outlines the ACCC's new approach to information gathering in merger analysis, and how an increase in resources for cartel investigations over the past three years resulted in this week's once-in-a-century conviction for cartel conduct.
Recent discussions about electricity affordability have centred on electricity generation and the 15‑20% price rises in some states. But this discussion ignores so many other issues. In this address, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims reviews the likely drivers of our current electricity affordability issues, and shows why a focus on generation is too narrow.
The ACCC has instituted proceedings against Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited (Ford) alleging that it engaged in unconscionable and misleading or deceptive conduct, and made false or misleading representations in its response to customer complaints.
The customer complaints were about Ford’s Focus, Fiesta and EcoSport vehicles supplied in Australia between 2011 and 2016, which featured a type of transmission known as PowerShift Transmission (PST).
Addressing the Communications Day Unwired Revolution Conference in Sydney, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims welcomed the entry of new mobile and fixed broadband competitors into the Australian telecommunications market, and outlined ACCC activities in the sector such as the broadband speed monitoring program.