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ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry final report is released

Friday 26 July, 2019

The Government has released the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry final report that, amongst other topics, has looked at the relationship between news media businesses and digital platforms.

CRA takes on tech giants at Digital Platforms Inquiry

Monday 25 February, 2019


Commercial Radio Australia has laid down (what they hope will be) the law on a range of measures to protect broadcasters’ content and limit the ability of the global tech giants to use their market power to unfairly erode the business model of commercial radio stations.

ACCC will not oppose Macquarie, Fairfax radio merger

Friday 27 February, 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose Macquarie Radio Network's proposed acquisition of the radio assets of Fairfax Media Limited, or Fairfax's proposed acquisition of 54.5% of MRN.

The ACCC conducted market consultation with advertisers, advertising agencies, end-consumers and other radio stations and networks.

ACCC still looking for submissions on Fairfax, MRN merger

Monday 16 February, 2015

The ACCC is still accepting comments about the proposed Fairfax Radio, MRN merger from 'interested parties' despite the closing date now having closed. 

Consumer watchdog barks up the wrong transmitter mast

Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Opinion from Peter Saxon

The proposed merger between the Fairfax and Macquarie radio networks has now been put on hold until at least March while the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission examines the deal to make sure that neither listeners nor advertisers are harmed in the process.

ACCC reviews Fairfax and MRN merger

Friday 16 January, 2015

The ACCC has launched a review into the Macquarie Radio Network and Fairfax merger, a necessary step along with establishing shareholder approval before the deal can take place.

ACCC requires improved dispute resolution in performing rights arrangements

Wednesday 18 June, 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has reauthorised the Australasian Performing Right Association’s (APRA) arrangements for the acquisition and licensing of performing rights in music for another 5 years, subject to certain conditions.

The ACCC is required to regularly review and relicence APRA because it has a monopoly position in the market. The latest renewal of the licence is different from past renewals because of the extra conditions.

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