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Industry

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On 13 June 2024 the ACCC issued a notice to extend the period of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking until the earlier of: 

  • 31 December 2024, or
  • if a replacement of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking as accepted by the ACCC on 30 July 2008 (and as varied from time to time) is given to the ACCC under section 44ZZA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), and the Commission accepts that undertaking, the date on which that undertaking takes effect in accordance with s 44ZZBA of the CCA.

On 7 May 2024 the ACCC sent a letter to stakeholders seeking comments on ARTC's proposal to extend the term of the Interstate Access Undertaking. Submissions were due 5 pm (AEST) Wednesday 22 May 2024.

On 6 May 2024 ARTC submitted an application to extend the term of its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking to the earlier of: 

  • 31 December 2024, or
  • 21 days after the acceptance by the ACCC of ARTC’s proposed 2024 IAU as submitted on 12 December 2023. 

The extension is intended to provide sufficient time for consultation on ARTC’s proposed replacement undertaking. It will also ensure there is no uncertainty for users as to whether the statutory assessment processes will be finalised before the existing undertaking would have expired on 30 June 2024.

On 12 December 2023 ARTC submitted the 2024 Interstate Access Undertaking application. This undertaking is intended to replace the 2008 undertaking. It is available on the ACCC website.

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