Regulatory projects

Title(desc) Industry Type Status
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.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2014 Postal services Price notification Finalised
20 February 2014

Application by Australia Post for increases in ordinary letter prices 2014.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2015 Postal services Price notification Finalised
9 December 2016

Australia Post has provided the ACCC with a draft price notification regarding proposed price increases for letter services. Australia Post is proposing to introduce a basic postage rate of $1 for letters delivered at a new slower timetable, which allows up to an extra three business days for delivery to occur. Postage stamps for letters delivered at the current timetable cost 70 cents. Australia Post’s proposal also includes price increases for the delivery of large letters.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2019 Postal services Price notification Finalised

On 1 August 2019, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification proposing to increase prices of ordinary letters delivered at the regular timetable by 10%.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2022 Postal services Price notification

On 11 August 2022, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification proposing to increase the price to deliver reserved ordinary letters delivered at the regular timetable.

This includes an increase of the basic postage rate for ordinary small letters delivered at the regular timetable from $1.10 to $1.20. It also includes price increases at the same rate (9.1%) for the delivery of ordinary large letters up to 250 grams.

The new prices are proposed to take effect from January 2023.

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

ABA submitted an Access Undertaking 2011

Australian Competition Tribunal orders in relation to WLR, LCS & PSTN OA service access exemption Communications Access exemption Finalised
2008

The exemptions provisions relating to the WLR, LCS and PSTN OA services have been removed from the relevant final access determinations as of 17 December 2011. The exemptions no longer apply in any Exchange Service Areas.

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).

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.

Bulk Cargo Services exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Under assessment
8 September 2022

On 26 August 2022 Bulk Cargo Services Pty Ltd applied to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility at Pinkenba, Queensland.

Bunbury wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
24 September 2015

On 24 September 2015 the ACCC released a final determination granting an exemption to WAPRES at its Bunbury port terminal facility.

A mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access commenced on 30 September 2014. The Code regulates bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities. The Code allows for regulation to be reduced at ports where appropriate. The ACCC may exempt a port terminal service provider from certain provisions of the Code in relation to a specific port terminal facility.

Bundling in telecommunications markets Communications Information paper Historical
2003

In August 2003 the ACCC released an information paper on bundling in the telecommunications industry.

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.

Business letter pricing 2011 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2011

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.

 

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