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Title Industry Type Status
Childcare inquiry Childcare Inquiry Ongoing

On 28 October 2022, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into the market for the supply of childcare services. The inquiry is to commence by 1 January 2023 and provide an interim report by no later than 30 June 2023, and a final report by 31 December 2023.

Gas inquiry 2017-30 Energy Inquiry Ongoing
Commenced 19 April 2017

On 19 April 2017, the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the supply of and demand for natural gas in Australia, and to publish regular information on the supply and pricing of gas for the next 3 years. On 25 July 2019, the Treasurer wrote to the ACCC extending the inquiry until December 2025.

NBN Co SAU variation (November 2022) Communications Undertaking variation Application received

On 29 November 2022, NBN Co lodged a variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC.

Audit of telecommunications infrastructure assets record keeping rules Communications Monitoring Submissions due
October 2021

The ACCC made the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets - Record Keeping Rules (Infrastructure RKR) in December 2007. The RKR requires specified carriers to report on the locations of their core network and customer access network (CAN) infrastructure.

Pinkenba wheat ports exemption assessments Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
16 December 2022

On 26 August 2022 Bulk Cargo Services Pty Ltd applied to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility at Pinkenba, Queensland. On 12 October 2022 Wagner Corporation Pty Ltd applied to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility at Pinkenba, Queensland. On 12 December 2022 the ACCC released a final determinations document confirming that it has determined Bulk Cargo Services Pty Ltd and Wagner Corporation Pty Ltd to be exempt service providers of port terminal services at their respective port terminal facilities at Pinkenba, Queensland.

Hunter Valley rail network annual compliance assessment 2019 and 2020 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
16 December 2022

ARTC submitted its annual compliance documentation for calendar years 2019 and 2020 to the ACCC for assessment on 26 November 2021.

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
15 December 2022

The ACCC proposes to publish a NBN Wholesale Market Indicators report which would provide, on a quarterly basis, visibility over the development of the wholesale market for NBN access services.

Superfast broadband access service (SBAS) final access determination inquiry 2021 Communications Access determination Ongoing
19 July 2021

On 19 July 2021 the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to make a final access determination for the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) following its decision to declare the service.

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