Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Mobile Infrastructure Report Communications Monitoring Ongoing
9 September 2022

The Mobile Infrastructure Report provides analysis on the change in mobile network operators' (MNOs) mobile infrastructure and coverage. The analysis is based on information collected from the three national MNOs - Singtel Optus Pty Limited (Optus), Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) and TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) under the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets – Record Keeping Rules (Infrastructure RKR).

Bulk Cargo Services exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Under assessment
8 September 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.

Viterra capacity allocation system variation Wheat export Access determination Finalised
2 September 2022

Viterra is a bulk handling company that operates six bulk wheat port facilities in South Australia.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2022 Postal services Price notification

On 11 August 2022, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification proposing to increase the price to deliver reserved ordinary letters delivered at the regular timetable.

This includes an increase of the basic postage rate for ordinary small letters delivered at the regular timetable from $1.10 to $1.20. It also includes price increases at the same rate (9.1%) for the delivery of ordinary large letters up to 250 grams.

The new prices are proposed to take effect from January 2023.

s581ZH review of the corporate control percentage Communications Review Finalised

The Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 came in to force in December 2021.

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
18 August 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.

Measuring Broadband Australia program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
31 August 2021

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

Gas inquiry 2017-25 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.

Industry guidance on the carrier separation rules Communications Guideline Ongoing
2022

In April 2022, the ACCC published draft explanatory material relating to the carrier separation rules in Part 8 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) (Telecommunications Act).

The regulatory framework for ARTC's Interstate network Rail Review Finalised
25 August 2021

The ACCC is reviewing the regulatory framework for ARTC's Interstate network.

Airports quality of service review Airports Review Ongoing

The ACCC is reviewing the indicators we use in monitoring and evaluating the quality of services and facilities at Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney airports.

Hunter Valley rail network annual compliance assessment 2021 Rail Compliance assessment Ongoing

ARTC has provided its indicative Constrained Coal Customer Unders and Overs Estimate and True-Up Test Audit report for 2021, ahead of its formal annual compliance submission (expected in late 2022).

Spectrum competition limits Communications Policy development Ongoing
27 April 2021

When the ACMA is allocating spectrum licences, it may impose limits (competition limits) on the amount of spectrum that a person can acquire under the allocated licences. In determining allocation limits, the ACMA is required to consult with the ACCC on the competition limits that may be appropriate.

NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Communications Monitoring Finalised
27 April 2021

On 13 December 2013 the ACCC accepted NBN Co's Special Access Undertaking (SAU). The SAU commenced on 13 December 2013 and will expire in 2040.

 

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