Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Long-serving ACCC CIO Walkden to depart

    ​Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chief information officer Adrian Walkden is departing after close to eight years, and retiring from the Australian Public Service.

    Written by George Nott16 Jan. 19 08:30
  • Optus hit with $1.5M fine for misleading NBN customers

    The Federal Court has ordered Optus to pay $1.5 million for making misleading representations to customers about their transition from the telco’s HFC network to the NBN.

    Written by Byron Connolly23 May 18 09:49
  • AGL phishing scam hits local inboxes

    A new phishing email is hitting inboxes that impersonates energy company AGL and scams vulnerable people affected by recent storms and flooding into believing they could receive additional help with their bills.

    Written by Byron Connolly14 Oct. 16 16:34
  • ​ACCC concerned about Telstra’s role in NBN

    NBN Co and Telstra have agreed to work with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to ensure Australia’s largest telco won’t gain an unfair advantage over competitors rolling out the national broadband network.

    Written by Byron Connolly02 Sept. 16 16:28
  • Telstra access pricing to drop by 9.4%

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ordered Telstra to cut the price it charges other telcos to access its copper network by 9.4 per cent, which may mean cheaper phone and internet services for consumers.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett09 Oct. 15 11:57
  • Telstra to take wholesale price hit

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is eyeing a 9.6 per cent drop in prices that operators pay to use Telstra’s copper network to provide telecommunications services.

    Written by Byron Connolly29 June 15 16:23
  • NBN, Telstra seal network deal

    NBN will take ownership of Telstra’s copper and hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cables to accelerate the rollout of the national broadband network after the competition watchdog gave final approval for the companies’ $11 billion deal.

    Written by Byron Connolly26 June 15 10:44
  • ACCC probing TPG/iiNet deal over lack of competition

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating if TPG Telecom’s proposed acquisition of iiNet would substantially lessen competition in the market for the supply of retail fixed broadband services.

    Written by Byron Connolly11 June 15 14:21
  • TPG loses appeal, $2M fine reinstated for misleading ads

    The High Court of Australia today reinstated a $2 million penalty against telecommunications service provider TPG relating to misleading advertisements on appeal by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

    Written by Byron Connolly12 Dec. 13 15:15
  • Linux and Windows 8's secure boot: What we know so far

    Ever since it was first brought to light that Windows 8's secure boot mechanism could cause problems for Linux users, speculation has been running rampant as to the exact nature of the difficulties that may arise.

    Written by Katherine Noyes29 Sept. 11 00:50