Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • NBN Co meets reduced target for network rollout

    NBN Co has passed 207,500 premises with fibre as of 30 June, meeting the company’s revised end-of-financial-year target of 190,000 to 220,000.

    Written by Adam Bender04 July 13 14:36
  • Coles caught out on home grown claims

    Supermarket giant Coles has been fined $61,200 for selling imported fruit that it advertised as Australian-grown.

    Written by Greg Roberts02 July 13 09:25
  • Boston Marathon spam targets Australians: SCAMwatch

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s SCAMwatch is warning people not to click on spam emails which claim to contain links to websites with information about the Boston Marathon explosions.

    Written by Hamish Barwick19 April 13 15:28
  • New ACCC website focuses on consumer rights

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revamped its website and created new content focusing on consumer rights.

    Written by Hamish Barwick27 Feb. 13 10:28
  • ACCC to come down hard on telcos for 2013

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned telecommunications companies that it will be making sure Australian consumers “get what they pay for” when they sign up to long-term phone or broadband contracts.

    Written by Hamish Barwick21 Feb. 13 15:18
  • ACCC seeks comment on NBN Co's SAU

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a consultation paper on NBN Co’s Special Access Undertaking (SAU).

    Written by Stephanie McDonald12 Nov. 12 11:22
  • Telstra proposes equal power for ACCC and ITA

    Telstra has proposed changes to its structural separation undertaking (SSU), which the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator (ITA) would share equal resolution powers to alleviate concerns that the latter would favour the telco.

    Written by Chloe Herrick01 Nov. 11 10:11
  • ACCC appeals Google court ruling

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed an appeal against a Federal Court decision that ruled in Google’s favour over advertisements in the internet giant’s search results.

    Written by Diana Nguyen14 Oct. 11 14:32
  • VHA joins opposition to Telstra-NBN Co deal

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has joined the criticism of Telstra’s structural separation undertaking (SSU) with NBN Co, stating the proposed plan fails to prevent the telco from impeding competition.

    Written by Chloe Herrick29 Sept. 11 10:36
  • Telstra may evict telcos from ducts in separation deal: Vocus

    Wholesale telco Vocus Communications has raised concerns that Telstra’s $11 billion deal with NBN Co could result in competing telcos being evicted from Telstra’s ducts in order to hamper competition.

    Written by Chloe Herrick28 Sept. 11 14:50
  • ACCC seeks comment on Layer 2 bitstream service

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has called for submissions into the draft description for a Layer 2 bitstream service.

    Written by Chloe Herrick18 Aug. 11 12:12