Statement: Release of ACCC report

Statement by DIGI Managing Director Sunita Bose on the release of the final report of the ACCC’s inquiry into digital platforms

July 26, 2019

“We urge the Australian Government to assess the ACCC’s recommendations against an innovation test, closely examining how they will impact Australia’s digital industry at large and Australia’s global standing as a place to invest in technology.

“The terms of reference of the Inquiry were to look at the impact of digital platforms on competition in the media and advertising services market, with the incredibly important goal of protecting the future of journalism.

“We’re closely reviewing these recommendations to ensure they don’t bring unintended consequences to all digital businesses and the choice of digital products available to Australian consumers. 

“A thriving technology sector means having large and small, local and global companies all alongside each other, creating an ecosystem where the calibre of employees, business opportunities and the choice of digital services available to Australians all increase.

“We look forward to the opportunity to work with the Government on these recommendations.”