Regulatory projects

Title(desc) Industry Type Status
Accounting separation regime framework review Communications Review Finalised
2004

The ACCC has consulted with industry regarding the process involved in developing the initial and subsequent accounting separation reports.

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.

Building Block Model record keeping rule Communications Review Finalised
2013

The Building Block Model Record Keeping Rule – June 2013 expires on 30 June 2021. It required Telstra to provide information on forecast and actual data relating to operating expenditure, capital expenditure, depreciation and demand, regarding legacy fixed line services, for the Fixed Line Services Model. The FLSM was previously used by the ACCC to determine prices for Telstra’s declared legacy fixed line services.

Bundling record keeping rule Communications Review Finalised
2006

In March 2003 the ACCC issued a record keeping rule to Telstra seeking information to assess the effects of bundling on competition in telecommunications markets. The record keeping rule requires Telstra to provide quarterly reports to the ACCC in relation to its various types of bundled services offered to residential customers.

The ACCC issued a revised bundling record keeping rule to Telstra in March 2006 which includes various improvements to the information to be provided and specifies the reporting format to be used.

Dispute resolution guidelines review Communications Review Ongoing
2004

The ACCC released the current guide to the resolution of telecommunications access disputes in March 2004.

Division 12 and Internet Activity record keeping rule review Communications Review Finalised
8 December 2020

The ACCC has the ability to collect information from industry through the record keeping rule to undertake its telecommunications regulatory functions.

Division 12 record keeping rule Communications Review Ongoing
2022

The ACCC is required to report annually to the Minister for Communications on changes in the prices paid for telecommunications services in Australia. This report is a legislative requirement under s 151CM(1)(a) in Division 12 of Part XIB of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

Facilities Access Code Review 2019 Communications Review Finalised
25 June 2020

The ACCC’s A Code of Access to Telecommunications Transmission Towers, Sites of Towers and Underground Facilities (the Facilities Access Code) was made under Clause 37 of Part 5 of Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Fixed line wholesale services pricing review 2009-2010 Communications Review Finalised
2010

On 3 December 2009 the ACCC announced a fundamental review of the Access Pricing Principles for telecommunications services. As a result of the review, the ACCC decided to maintain the current pricing principles and indicative prices for fixed line services until 31 December 2010.

Goulburn-Murray 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 operation of the requirements of Part 6 of the WCR.

Lower Murray 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 operation of the requirements of Part 6 of the WCR.

Mobile services review Communications Review Finalised
2005

The ACCC announced a review of mobile services in March 2003 and released a discussion paper in April 2003.

NBN Points of Interconnect POIs Communications Review Ongoing

In 2010, the Australian government asked the ACCC and NBN Co to publicly consult and agree the number and location of initial points of interconnection to the National Broadband Network that will best meet the long-term interests of end-users.

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.

 

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