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Title Industry Type Status
Extension of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (to 30 June 2021) Rail Access variation Under assessment
1 June 2020

On 5 May 2020, ARTC submitted an application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking. The variation sought to extend the term of the undertaking to 30 June 2021.

Consumer data right (CDR) Multiple Focus area Ongoing

On 26 November 2017, the Australian Government announced the introduction of a consumer data right (CDR) in Australia. The CDR will give consumers greater access to and control over their data. It will improve consumers’ ability to compare and switch between products and services, and will encourage competition between service providers, leading not only to better prices for customers but also more innovative products and services.

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
26 May 2020

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.

Viterra wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Under assessment

On 2 July 2019, Viterra provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of all six of their port terminal facilities located in South Australia.

Measuring Broadband Australia program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
21 May 2020

The Measuring Broadband Australia program provides Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband performance to assist their purchasing decisions.

LINX Port Adelaide exemption Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
21 May 2020

On 11 October 2017 the ACCC granted exempt service provider status to LINX Cargo Care Group at its Berth 29, Port Adelaide facility. Exempt service providers do not have to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

Customer access network & infrastructure record keeping rules Communications Monitoring Finalised
December 2017

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.

News media bargaining code Digital Focus area Ongoing
19 May 2020

On 20 April 2020, the Australian Government announced it had directed the ACCC to develop a mandatory code of conduct to address bargaining power imbalances between Australian news media businesses and each of Google and Facebook. 

The announcement is available on the Treasury website.

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