The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is an independent Australian Government statutory authority. It was formed in 1995 to administer the Trade Practices Act 1974 and the Prices Surveillance Act 1983. The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, business and the community. It also regulates national infrastructure services. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws. In fair trading and consumer protection its role complements that of the state and territory consumer affairs agencies which administer the mirror legislation of their jurisdictions, and the Competition and Consumer Policy Division of the Commonwealth Treasury.
The Australian Government Competitive Neutrality Complaints Office (AGCNCO) is an autonomous unit within the Productivity Commission. The role of the AGCNCO is to receive complaints, undertake complaint investigations and provide independent advice to the Australian Government Treasurer on competitive neutrality matters.
The National Competition Council (NCC) aims to improve the well being of all Australians through growth, innovation and rising productivity, by promoting competition that is in the public interest.
The National Competition Policy was Australia’s landmark microeconomic reform program. This site contains documents on the development, content and implementation of the National Competition Policy.