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.
On 2 August 2017, the ACCC published a consultation paper on NBN Co’s revised SAU variation, inviting submissions from interested parties. Submissions are due by 25 August 2017.
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.
On 28 July 2017 the ACCC released a final determination granting exempt service provider status to Riordan Grain Services in relation to its port terminal facility at Berth 3, Laschelles Wharf, Port of Geelong.
In July 2017, the ACCC received a request for advice on allocation limits for an auction of unsold spectrum in the 1800 MHz, 2 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz spectrum bands (the omnibus spectrum).
ACCC Commissioner Mick Keogh discusses the challenges consolidation presents for Australian agriculture, and the tools to preserve and promote competition in the sector.
The ACCC released an issues paper on 31 May 2017 seeking feedback on pricing, competition and customer issues. Submissions to the issues paper closed on 30 June 2017.
The ACCC is inviting electricity customers to participate in a series of public forums as part of the Electricity supply and prices inquiry.