The ACCC will not accept the proposed 2018 interstate rail network access undertaking lodged by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), in a draft decision announced today.
“The ACCC considers that the proposed access undertaking is not acceptable on a number of fronts,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.
“In making our draft decision we have had regard to a number of fundamental issues being proposed by ARTC and the lack of information available to the ACCC and the above-rail operators to assess the impact of these.”
On 20 November 2018 the ACCC sent a letter to stakeholders seeking comments on ARTC's proposal. Submissions were due by 4 December 2018.