Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Assessment of Telstra's SSU & draft migration plan Communications Compliance assessment Finalised

On 6 March 2012, Telstra's Structural Separation Undertaking and Migration Plan came into force.

Operational separation of Telstra Communications Monitoring Historical

Prior to the commencement of the Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU), Telstra was subject to an operational separation framework which was intended to promote equivalence between Telstra wholesale and retail customers.

Wholesale ADSL declaration inquiry 2012 Communications Access declaration Finalised

On 16 December 2011 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into declaration of wholesale ADSL services under section 152AL of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

The ACCC issued a discussion paper inviting submissions on whether declaration of wholesale ADSL services would promote the long-term interests of end-users.

On 14 February 2012 the ACCC decided to declare the wholesale ADSL service under section 152AL(3) of the Act.

Closure of South Brisbane (QLD) Exchange Communications Compliance assessment Historical

In July 2010, Telstra announced that it would be upgrading its existing copper network in South Brisbane to a fibre-to-the-premises network.

Final access determination for the Mobile Terminating Access Service - 2011 Communications Access determination Finalised

On 8 December 2011 the ACCC released a final access determination (FAD) for the mobile terminating access service (MTAS) for the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2014.

Geographic exemption variation inquiry 2011 Communications Access variation Finalised

On 16 December 2011 the ACCC released a final decision to vary the final access determinations (FADs) to remove the exemption provisions for the WLR, LCS and PSTN OA declared fixed line services.

Australian Bulk Alliance 2011 Wheat export Access undertaking Expired
28 September 2011

ABA submitted an Access Undertaking 2011

Airservices Australia 2011 Airports Price notification Finalised

The ACCC released its decision to not object to this price notification on 22 September 2011.

Water charge (infrastructure) rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised

The Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 commenced on 12 January 2011 after being made by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

Fixed line services final access determination (FAD) 2011 Communications Access determination Finalised

On 20 July 2011 the ACCC made FADs for the declared fixed line services. The FADs are backdated to commence on 1 January 2011 and expire on 30 June 2014.

Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2011 Rail Access undertaking Accepted
29 Jun 2011

ARTC lodged an access undertaking application for the Hunter Valley Rail Network with the ACCC.

Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2010 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
23 Jun 2011

In September 2010, ARTC submitted a proposed access undertaking to the ACCC for assessment. The proposed access undertaking was to cover the terms and conditions of access for parties seeking to run trains on ARTC's Hunter Valley Rail Network in New South Wales.

Business letter pricing 2011 Postal services Price notification Finalised

On 25 January 2011, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification proposing to increase the prices of a number of its reserved services, to become effective on 4 July 2011. The ACCC has decided to not object to the price increases in Australia Post’s price notification.

Wholesale ADSL declaration inquiry 2010 Communications Access declaration Finalised

In April 2011, following further consultation with industry participants, the ACCC decided not to commence a declaration inquiry.