Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Digital radio services Communications Access undertaking Finalised
19 March 2019

The ACCC administers the access regime for the digital radio access service under section 118 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (Radiocommunications Act). 

Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Record Keeping Rules Communications Monitoring Finalised
16 May 2019

On 18 February 2019, the ACCC commenced a public consultation on its intention to undertake collection and analysis of competitive supply and pricing data for the Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Services via new Record Keeping Rules (RKRs).

GrainCorp Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Under assessment

On 29 November 2018, GrainCorp provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of its port terminal facility at the Port of Portland in Victoria.

Measuring Broadband Australia program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
6 February 2019

On 7 April 2017, the Federal Government announced that it will fund a new broadband performance monitoring program to provide Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband speeds.

January 2019 variation of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
28 February 2019

On 29 January 2019 ARTC submitted an application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking.

Fixed line services FAD inquiry 2018 Communications Access determination Ongoing
31 March 2019

On 12 November 2018, the ACCC commenced a combined public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for the six fixed line telecommunications services and the wholesale ADSL service.

Extension of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (to February 2019) Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
12 December 2018

On 16 November 2018 ARTC submitted an application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking by two months until 28 February 2019.

On 20 November 2018 the ACCC sent a letter to stakeholders seeking comments on ARTC's proposal. Submissions were due by 4 December 2018.

On 12 December 2018, the ACCC consented to ARTC's application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking to extend the term to 28 February 2019.

Riordan Grain Services Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Under assessment

On 26 October 2018 the ACCC released an Issues Paper to commence a public consultation process on the application submitted by Riordan Grain Services. Submissions are due by 16 November 2018.

ACCC assessment of internet interconnection arrangements Communications Update Finalised
2018

Internet interconnection refers to the arrangements individual networks make with other networks to exchange internet traffic. To access content on (or originating from) another service provider’s network, an internet service provider must interconnect directly or indirectly (via a third party network) with that service provider. The two types of commercial models for internet interconnection are transit and peering.

Copyright Guidelines 2019 Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC released draft guidelines for consultation in 2006, but did not proceed to finalise these guidelines as it considered that its participation in Copyright Tribunal proceedings would both test its new role under the Copyright Act and further inform the development of the guidelines. The ACCC considers it is now an opportune time to revise the draft Copyright Guidelines and move towards issuing final guidelines.

September 2018 variation of the 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking Rail Access variation Accepted
29 November 2018

On 28 September 2018, ARTC applied to the ACCC to vary its 2011 Hunter Valley Acces

NBN wholesale service standards inquiry Communications Inquiry Ongoing
18 December 2017

On 2 November 2017, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to determine whether NBN wholesale service standard levels are appropriate, and consider whether regulation is necessary to improve consumer experiences.

Fixed line services declaration inquiry 2018 Communications Access declaration Finalised
26 November 2018

On 31 August 2018, the ACCC released a public consultation paper and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.

Electricity market monitoring 2018-2025 Energy Inquiry Ongoing

On 20 August 2018, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to hold a public inquiry that will monitor the prices, profits and margins in the supply of electricity in the National Energy Market. The inquiry will provide its first report by 31 March 2019 and at least every six months thereafter until the conclusion of the inquiry on 31 August 2025.

 

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