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Title Industry Type Status
East Coast gas inquiry 2015 Energy Inquiry Ongoing
2 July 2015

On 13 April 2015 the Minister for Small Business directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the competitiveness of the Wholesale Gas Industry.

Scope of inquiry

This is an inquiry into East Coast natural gas markets. Matters to be considered by the inquiry include:

Information disclosure by NBN Co Communications Policy development Finalised
30 June 2015
The ACCC is consulting on what information NBN Co should disclose about the rollout of its network.
Fixed line services FAD inquiry 2013 Communications Access determination Submissions due
17 July 2015

On 11 July 2013 the ACCC commenced a combined public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for a number of the fixed line services and the wholesale ADSL service (FAD inquiry). The fixed line services are the:

Telstra's Migration Plan Communications Compliance assessment Ongoing
26 June 2015
The ACCC is currently considering this proposed variation submitted 14 June 2013.
Victorian wheat ports exemption assessments Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
25 June 2015
A mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access commenced on 30 September 2014, replacing the previous access undertakings regime administered by the ACCC. The Code regulates bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.
Annual compliance assessment 2014 Rail Compliance assessment Ongoing
16 June 2015

The accepted Hunter Valley Access Undertaking requires ARTC to submit documentation to the ACCC for the purposes of an annual compliance assessment. Section 4.10 and Schedule G of the undertaking requires the ACCC to determine whether ARTC has complied with the financial model and pricing principles specified in the undertaking and whether there has been any under or over recovery of revenue from users that needs to be reconciled.

On 1 May 2015, ARTC submitted its annual compliance documentation for the twelve month period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.

Port of Brisbane wheat ports exemption assessments Wheat export Access exemption Submissions due
15 July 2015

A mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access commenced on 30 September 2014. The Code regulates bulk wheat export terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.

The Code allows for regulation to be reduced at ports where appropriate. The ACCC may exempt a port terminal service provider from certain provisions of the Code in relation to a specific port terminal facility. Exempt service providers do not need to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Code.

Mobile terminating access service FAD inquiry 2014 Communications Access determination Under assessment
19 June 2015
The ACCC commences a public inquiry into making a final access determination for the Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS).

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