Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Non-TUT performance incentives variation 2012 Rail Undertaking variation Withdrawn
24 Dec 2012

On 24 December 2012, ARTC withdrew its proposed non-TUT related performance incentives variation.

Inquiries into disputes about bulk mail services Postal services Guideline Ongoing

Regulations made under section 32B of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 allow the ACCC to inquire into disputes about the terms and conditions, including price of access to Australia Post’s bulk mail services.

Initial indicative services variation 2012 Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
17 Oct 2012

ARTC lodged a variation request on 7 September 2012 which the ACCC consented to on 12 October 2012.

Local Bitstream Access Service (LBAS) final access determination 2012 Communications Access determination Finalised

On 3 October 2012, the ACCC made a final access determination (FAD) for the LBAS. A copy of the LBAS FAD is available on the public register of access determinations.

NBN Co - special access undertaking 2011 Communications Access undertaking Finalised

On Friday 7 September 2012, NBN Co withdrew the Special Access Undertaking (SAU) that it lodged with the ACCC late last year (original SAU).

Initial indicative services variation 2011 Rail Undertaking variation Withdrawn
15 Aug 2012

ARTC lodged a variation request on 2 December 2011 which was then withdrawn on 15 August 2012.

Fixed line services variation inquiry 2012 Communications Access variation Finalised

In accordance with clause 4.1B of the FADs, clause 4.1A of the FADs expired on 7 December 2012.

Airservices Australia 2012 Airports Price notification Finalised

The ACCC released its decision to not object to Airservices' price notification on 27 June 2012.

Domestic transmission capacity service access determination 2011-12 Communications Access determination Finalised

The ACCC published a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) in June 2012. The DTCS FAD was published with an explanatory statement, a report from Data Analysis Australia (DAA) on the linear regression model used to develop the price terms in the FAD, a DTCS Pricing Calculator and a DTCS Route Category Workbook.

Establishment of the Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator Communications Dispute resolution Ongoing
Established 3 May 2012

On 3 May 2012, Telstra established the Office of the Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator (the ITA company).

Non-discrimination under Part XIC Communications Guideline Ongoing
April 2012

Non-discrimination provisions were introduced into Part XIC of the Act as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) reforms.

The non-discrimination provisions apply to NBN corporations (such as NBN Co) and providers of Layer 2 bitstream services over designated superfast telecommunications networks (collectively referred to as 'network access providers').

The relevant provisions are:

Forecast expenditure variation 2012 Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
18 Apr 2012

On 18 April 2012, the ACCC decided to consent to ARTC’s application to vary its undertaking.

Operational separation of Telstra Communications Monitoring Historical

Prior to the commencement of the Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU), Telstra was subject to an operational separation framework which was intended to promote equivalence between Telstra wholesale and retail customers.

Assessment of Telstra's SSU & draft migration plan Communications Compliance assessment Finalised

On 6 March 2012, Telstra's Structural Separation Undertaking and Migration Plan came into force.