The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission declares, pursuant to section 152AL(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (the Act), that the local bitstream access service (LBAS) is a "declared service" for the purposes of Part XIC of the Act.
On 19 December 2018 the ACCC made binding rules of conduct that apply to a DTCS service to Christmas Island provided by Vocus Communications Limited.
Vocus will provide transmission services between mainland Australia and the External Territory of Christmas Island by way of a subsea cable.
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.