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Internet Competition Inquiry
Terms of Reference
The Committee will inquire into the impacts of global internet-based businesses on local Australian business, particularly in the retail and small business sectors.
The inquiry will consider questions including:
How has/will the existing retail industry cope with changes to the sector’s landscape brought about by the existence of global online retail business?
What are the consequences for small businesses in terms of new competition and access to digital platforms?
How are small businesses responding to digital change and what is their uptake of new digital business services?
What impacts do the above have on employment, including employment levels and conditions?
What roles can the Commonwealth Government and Parliament play in fostering innovation for Australian businesses to respond to these challenges?