Competing fairly

Electricity market misconduct

Part XICA of the Competition and Consumer Act applies to all electricity generators and to retailers that generate and supply electricity to small customers. Part XICA establishes three specific prohibitions targeting certain conduct in electricity markets. The prohibitions relate to retail pricing, financial contract market conduct and conduct in electricity spot markets.

Issues paper

The ACCC released an issues paper seeking views on the key issues affecting markets for the supply of digital advertising technology services and digital advertising agency services. This issues paper is accompanied by two fact sheets containing key issues and questions for advertisers and ad hosts.

Merger control framework shapes our society

Competition authorities around the world must work together to meet significant and evolving challenges in global markets, and consider whether traditional approaches to assessing mergers remained fit for purpose, ACCC Chair Rod Sims said tonight.

Mr Sims, speaking at a gala dinner in Melbourne for the International Competition Network’s merger workshop, said the meteoric expansion of large digital platforms, much driven by acquisitions, was one of many challenges confronting global competition authorities.

Final report

On 28 September 2021, the ACCC published its final report as part of its inquiry into the markets for the supply of ad tech services and ad agency services.

Interim reports

The Ministerial Direction requires the ACCC to provide its first interim report to the Treasurer by 30 September 2020, and subsequent interim reports every six months until 31 March 2025.