Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status(desc)
Service quality and network performance record keeping rule for superfast broadband networks Communications Monitoring Ongoing

The ACCC is proposing to develop a new record keeping rule (RKR) to collect service quality and network performance information from NBN Co and in the future other superfast broadband network providers.

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.

Regional Broadband Scheme Levy report Communications Policy development Ongoing
21 October 2020

The Government has enacted the Regional Broadband Scheme (RBS) to fund the loss making components of the NBN (i.e. fixed wireless and satellite services) through a levy on fixed line infrastructure providers.

Electricity market monitoring inquiry 2018-25 Energy Inquiry Ongoing

On 20 August 2018, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to hold a public inquiry into the prices, profits and margins in the supply of electricity in the national electricity market. The terms of reference required a first report by 31 March 2019 and then every 6 months until the end of the inquiry on 31 August 2025.

Review of NBN regulatory framework Communications Undertaking variation Ongoing

On 18 June 2021, the ACCC hosted an industry roundtable to commence a process to consider the regulatory framework for the NBN.

Wholesale ADSL service declaration inquiry 2021 Communications Access declaration Ongoing
30 July 2021

On 30 July 2021 the ACCC commenced a public inquiry, under Part 25 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, into the declared wholesale asymmetrical digital subscriber line (WADSL) service. The ACCC has released a Consultation and position paper to facilitate its inquiry.

More detailed information on financial performance of airports Airports Review Ongoing

The ACCC is consulting with interested stakeholders on the information that Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney airports (the monitored airports) should provide to the ACCC each year in relation to their prices, revenues, costs and profits.

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).

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).

Queensland Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water: Decisions under Part 6 of the Water Charge Rules 2010 Water Review Ongoing

The ACCC is required under Part 6 of the Water Charge Rules 2010 (WCR) to decide whether on-river infrastructure operators meet the definition of ‘Part 6 operators’ and, if so, whether to grant them an exemption from the operation of the requirements of Part 6 of the WCR.

Regional mobile issues Communications Monitoring Ongoing

During the domestic mobile roaming declaration inquiry, the ACCC received submissions from many regional stakeholders regarding regional mobile issues, such as inadequate mobile coverage and coverage information. At the end of the inquiry, the ACCC released a separate paper Measures to address regional mobile issues, which discussed a number of measures which could improve outcomes for regional mobile consumers.

Measuring Broadband Australia program record keeping and reporting rules Communications Monitoring Ongoing

On 16 December 2021, the ACCC made the Broadband Performance Monitoring and Reporting record keeping and reporting rules.

Broadband speed claims industry guidance Communications Guideline Ongoing
2020

The ACCC has released a series of information papers to inform ISPs and companies advertising broadband and wireless internet services of their obligations under the Trade Practices Act 1974, now the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

 

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