Industry

New instruments

On 23 May 2018, the ACCC made two new digital broadcast radio facilities legislative instruments. These are the Digital Radio Multiplex Transmitter Licences (Decision-Making Criteria) Determination 2018 and Digital Radio Multiplex Transmitter Licences Procedural Rules 2018.

Commercial construction unit

The ACCC is currently prioritising anti-competitive conduct in commercial construction markets and has established a Commercial Construction Unit (CCU) focussed on the construction sector.

Consumer data right

On 26 November 2017, the Australian Government announced the introduction of a consumer data right in Australia. The consumer data right will improve consumers’ ability to compare and switch between products and services. It will also encourage competition between service providers, leading not only to better prices for customers but also more innovative products and services.