Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type(desc) Status
Digital radio services Communications Access undertaking Ongoing

The ACCC administers the access regime for the digital radio access service under section 118 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (Radiocommunications Act).

MTAS pricing principles and indicative prices 2009-2011 Communications Price determination Ongoing
2011

On 19 March 2009, the ACCC released final pricing principles and indicative prices for the mobile terminating access service (MTAS) for the period of 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Telstra's migration plan required measures Communications Compliance assessment Ongoing
20 Jul 2012

Telstra’s migration plan requires it to develop six 'required measures' that relate to the operating processes Telstra will follow when disconnecting customers from its copper and HFC networks.

This project page contains information and correspondence about Telstra’s Roadmap and Work Plan for the development of the required measures.

Telstra's Migration Plan Communications Compliance assessment Ongoing
17 December 2020

The Migration Plan sets out the steps that Telstra will take to progressively migrate voice and broadband services from its copper and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial networks to the NBN.

Telstra's migration plan required measures 2, 3, 4 & 6 Communications Compliance assessment Ongoing
26 September 2013

This project page contains Telstra’s submission of required measures 2, 3, 4 and 6 which relate to:

  • the process for managed disconnection of copper services on the disconnection date
  • the process for managed disconnection of hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) services
  • the process for Telstra to build copper paths at premises which had previously been permanently disconnected, in order to supply special services and special service inputs
  • an information security plan on the use and disclosure of NBN Co migration information.
Inquiries into disputes about bulk mail services Postal services Guideline Ongoing
14/12/2012

Regulations made under section 32B of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 allow the ACCC to inquire into disputes about the terms and conditions, including price of access to Australia Post’s bulk mail services.

Non-discrimination under Part XIC of the CCA and Part 8 of the Telecommunications Act Communications Guideline Ongoing
18 May 2021

Non-discrimination provisions were introduced into Part XIC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) reforms.

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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