Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
NBN Co SAU variation 2022 Communications Undertaking variation Ongoing

On 29 March 2022, NBN Co lodged a variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. NBN Co's proposed SAU variation followed an extensive industry consultation process hosted by the ACCC during the second half of 2021 to consider the future regulatory framework for the NBN.

Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
3 May 2022

On 3 September 2021, Port of Portland Pty Limited applied to the ACCC to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility at Portland, Victoria. On 3 May 2022 the ACCC released a final determination document confirming that it has determined Port of Portland Pty Limited to be an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its Portland facility. The exemption was made by notifiable instrument.

Sunwater Limited: 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.

WaterNSW: 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.

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.

TPG joint functional separation undertaking Communications Access undertaking Finalised
7 April 2022

On 8 November 2021, TPG submitted a joint functional separation undertaking to the ACCC on behalf of itself and various subsidiaries in accordance with section 151C of the Telecommunications Act 1997. On 7 April 2022, the ACCC accepted TPG's joint functional separation undertaking which will come into force on 7 October 2022.

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).

Internet Activity record keeping rule Communications Monitoring Finalised
11 December 2018

The ACCC is undertaking the biannual collection and analysis of internet activity data through a new Internet Activity record keeping rule, under Section 151BU of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, from the December 2018 reporting period onwards.

Audit of telecommunications infrastructure assets record keeping rules Communications Monitoring Submissions due
October 2021

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Port of Portland Limited 2021-22 capacity allocation process - compliance outcome Wheat export Compliance assessment Finalised
4 February 2022

On 20 December 2021 the ACCC wrote to Port of Portland Limited (POPL) regarding its 2021-22 bulk grain export capacity allocation process and non-compliance with subclause 25(2) of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct (the Code).

 

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