Small business

Celebrating 40 years of making markets work

Whether it is labelling claims made about the honey on your toast or a takeover bid for the company that supplies your milk, the Competition and Consumer Act influences every business-to-business and business-to-consumer transaction in Australia.

The Trade Practices Act 1974 was renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and has gone through many reviews, but the original principles of promoting efficiency and competition and protecting consumers from unfair practices remain.

Small business in focus - 1 July to 31 December 2017

This twice-yearly report provides a summary of ACCC activities in the small business, franchising and agriculture sectors.

Bannerman Competition Lecture 2016

The 2016 Bannerman Competition Lecture was delivered by Dr Phillip Williams AM, Head of Legal and Competition Practice at Frontier Economics Australia.

Dr Williams' lecture, QCMA, forty years on reflected on the Queensland Co-Op Milling Association Limited and Defiance Holdings Limited (QMCA) matter, which the Trade Practices Tribunal rules on in 1976.

New Car Retailing Industry market study: independent repairers' factsheet

In December 2017, the ACCC released its final report for the new car retailing industry market study. The ACCC has prepared a factsheet for independent repairers.

ACCCount 1 July to 30 September 2017

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.