The Australian Competition and Consumer Comission is partway through the inquiry into digital platforms, which is due to report to the Treasurer in December 2018. This public inquiry is investigating the impact of digital platforms on competition in media and advertising services markets, in particular in relation to the supply of news and journalistic content.
Today, the ACCC published 57 public submissions it received in response to an issues paper released in February 2018. The ACCC received submissions from a range of industry participants, including consumers, digital platforms, journalists and news organisations. A further opportunity for the industry to contribute to the inquiry will be via several public forums planned for consumers, journalists and businesses in late May.
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