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The Treasury’s public consultation on the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report has now closed.

As we await the Government’s response to the Final Report’s 23 recommendations for wide-ranging regulatory change in areas including competition and consumer law, privacy, copyright and media regulation, Baker McKenzie presents the following video and podcasts in which our professionals discuss the recommendations, the likelihood of regulatory change and potential consequences.

The Government’s response to the Final Report is currently anticipated by the end of the year. Please see our earlier client alert for an introduction to the Final Report’s recommendations.

Watch – Adrian Lawrence, Andrew Stewart, Lynsey Edgar and Allison Manvell provide commentary about what the Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report means for Australian businesses and consumers.

Listen to our podcasts



Copyright and Media Regulation Review
Andrew Stewart, Allison Manvell and Eli Fisher discuss how the ACCC’s Final Report of its Digital Platforms Inquiry affects the way content creators can commercialise and protect their works in a digital platform environment, as well as potential changes to the media regulatory landscape.
Data and Privacy Review
Adrian Lawrence, Allison Manvell and Eli Fisher provide insights into how the Digital Platforms Inquiry may change the way that personal information is used and collected and the impact this might have on businesses that rely on personal data.
Competition, Mergers and Acquisitions Review
Adrian Lawrence, Lynsey Edgar and Allison Manvell discuss how the ACCC’s Final Report of its Digital Platforms Inquiry might change the competition and consumer regulatory landscape.
Regulation of Digital Environment
Andrew Stewart discusses Baker McKenzie’s role to help clients understand how their products and services might be impacted by the proposed changes set out in the report.



Adrian Lawrence is the head of the Firm's Asia Pacific Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group. He is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie where he advises on media, intellectual property and information technology, providing advice in relation to major issues relating to the online and offline media interests. He is recognised as a leading Australian media and telecommunications lawyer.


Andrew Stewart heads the Australian Media & Content Group and serves as member of the Global Media Steering Committee of Baker McKenzie. A partner since 2007, Andrew is also a member of the Australian Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Technology, Communications & Commercial practice groups. Andrew also has significant in-house experience in one of Australia’s most successful television networks, giving him an insight into the media environment in Australia. He is a committee member of the Communication and Media Lawyers Association of Australia, and is an advisory board member of the Melbourne University Centre for Media and Communications in the Law. He also serves as secretary of the International Institute of Communication, Australian Chapter.


Lynsey Edgar is a partner in the Sydney dispute resolution team, whose practice focuses on competition and consumer law. She is global co-lead of the Firm's Competition Litigation Taskforce. Lynsey is recognised in Legal500 (Competition and Trade, Australia, 2022), where she is described by clients as having "high commercial acumen" and providing "clear and commercial merger control advice". Client feedback to Chambers & Partners states that Lynsey is "outstanding in her ability to advise on complex matters". Lynsey is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Competition and Consumer Committee, and has spoken widely on topics including compliance with competition law and responding to regulatory investigations.