ACCC & AER annual report 2016-17

Glossary and abbreviations

AAT Administrative Appeals Tribunal

ABA Australian Bulk Alliance

ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ACL Australian Consumer Law

ACMA Australian Communications and Media Authority

AEMC Australian Energy Market Commission

AER Australian Energy Regulator

AGS Australian Government Solicitor

APS Australian Public Service

ARFF aviation rescue, fire fighting

ARTC Australian Rail Track Corporation

ASIC Australian Securities and Investments Commission

AUSTRAC Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

AWG Australian Writers’ Guild Limited

BBM building block model

CA Communications Alliance

CCA Competition and Consumer Act 2010

CCEU Competition and Consumer Economic Unit

CCG Customer Consultative Group

CEO chief executive officer

COAG Council of Australian Governments

cpl cents per litre

CPM carbon price mechanism

DBCDE Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

DEHP diethylhexyl phthalate

DNSP distribution network service providers

DSP demand side participation

DTCS Domestic Transmission Capacity Service

EDRMS Electronic Document Record Management System

EL executive level

ESCV Essential Services Commission of Victoria

ESV Energy Safe Victoria

FADs final access determinations

FCC Franchising Consultative Committee

FiT feed-in tariff

FMA Act Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997

FOI Freedom of Information

FTTH fibre-to-the-home

HFC hybrid fibre coaxial

HVAU Hunter Valley Access Undertaking

ICPHSO International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization

ICPEN International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network

IMTS Information Management and Technology Services Branch

IPS Information Publication Scheme

IPTV internet protocol television

LBAS local bitstream access service

LCS local carriage service

LPG liquefied petroleum gas

LSS line sharing service

LTPA long-term pricing agreement

MDB Murray-Darling Basin

MDBA Murray-Darling Basin Authority

MIP market impact parameter

Mogas motor gasoline

MPS mobile premium services

MTAS mobile terminating access service

NBN National Broadband Network

NBN Co NBN Co Limited

NEM National Electricity Market

NER National Electricity Rules

NGR National Gas Rules

NPP new policy proposal

NSP Network Service Plan

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OSP Operational Separation Plan

PBS portfolio budget statements

PPD paraphenylene diamine

POH Public Office Holder

PSCC Product Safety Consultative Committee

PSM People Services and Management Branch

PSTN public switched telephone network

PSTN OA public switched telephone network originating access

PSTN TA public switched telephone network terminating access

RBP Roma to Brisbane transmission pipeline

RDB Regulatory Development Branch

RFI request for information

RoLR retailer of last resort

RTC reconnecting the customer

SAU special access undertaking

Section 87B court enforceable undertaking made under s. 87B of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010

SES Senior Executive Service

SSU structural separation undertaking

STPIS service target performance incentive scheme

STTM short term trading market

TCP telecommunications consumer protection

TGP terminal gate price

TIO Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

TN terminal navigation

TNSP transmission network service providers

TPA Trade Practices Act 1974

TSLRIC+ total service long-run incremental cost plus an allocation of indirect overhead costs

ULLS unconditioned local loop service

VOIP voice over internet protocol

WACC weighted average cost of capital

WCIR Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010

WCPMIR Water Charge (Planning and Management Information) Rules 2010

WCTFR Water Charge (Termination Fees) Rules 2009

WLR wholesale line rental

WMR Water Market Rules 2009