Digital Platforms Inquiry

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Consultation Type
Invitation to Comment

The Government is inviting submissions on the final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry.

We are seeking stakeholder comments on the ACCC’s findings and recommendations. In particular, we would welcome views on practical options for implementation, timing and any impediments or challenges.

Views gathered from this process will be considered by the Government in developing its response to the report.


On 26 July 2019 the Treasurer and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts publicly released the final report of ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry. They announced a 12 week public consultation process for all interested parties to provide their views on the recommendations to Government.

The report outlines 23 recommendations that respond to the substantial market power that has arisen through the growth of digital platforms, their impact on competition in media and advertising markets and implications for news media businesses, advertisers and consumers.

Further consultation

Treasury along with the Attorney General’s Department and the Department of Communications and the Arts will hold targeted consultation meetings after the close of submissions.


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 12 September 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

View our submission guidelines for further information.

How To Respond



Address written submissions to:

Structural Reform Division
Langton Cres
Parkes ACT 2600