On 1 November 2019, the ACCC released its final decision on the final access determinations (FADs) for the seven declared fixed line services. These FADs replace the previous FADs for the fixed line services (Final Access Determination Nos.
On 18 September 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued its determination relating to an access dispute between Port of Newcastle Operations and Glencore Coal Assets Australia. This access dispute concerned access charges and other conditions of access to the ‘declared’ shipping channel service at the Port of Newcastle.
Statements given to the ACCC by a carrier or carriage service provider under section 152BEBE of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) about differences between an access agreement (AA) and a special access undertaking (SAU).
On 6 June 2019, the ACCC decided to extend the existing final access determinations (FADs) for the declared fixed line services (LCS, WLR, LSS, ULLS, FOAS, FTAS, WADSL). The ACCC extended these FADs as it was not in a position to make the new FADs prior to their expiration on 30 June 2019. The existing fixed line services FADs were extended to expire on the date immediately before the day on which the new FADs come into force.
On 16 April 2014, the ACCC decided to extend the existing the final access determinations (FADs) for the declared fixed line services (LCS, WLR, LSS, ULLS, PSTN OA (FOAS as of 1 August 2014), PSTN TA (FTAS as of August 1 2014) and the wholesale ADSL service. The ACCC is extending these FADs as it will not be in a position to make the new fixed line services and the wholesale ADSL service FADs prior to their expiration.