Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Wholesale ADSL service declaration inquiry 2021 Communications Access declaration Ongoing
30 July 2021

On 30 July 2021 the ACCC commenced a public inquiry, under Part 25 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, into the declared wholesale asymmetrical digital subscriber line (WADSL) service. The ACCC has released a Consultation and position paper to facilitate its inquiry.

ADM Trading Australia wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
24 September 2021

Following pre-lodgement discussions in 2020, on 14 January 2021 ADM Trading Australia provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of a port terminal facility at Port Pirie, South Australia. On 14 July 2021 the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to determine ADM to be an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its Port Pirie facility.

Review of NBN regulatory framework Communications Undertaking variation Ongoing

On 18 June 2021, the ACCC hosted an industry roundtable to commence a process to consider the regulatory framework for the NBN.

Hunter Valley rail network annual compliance assessment 2018 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
10 August 2021

On 10 August 2021, the ACCC released a final determination for the period 1 January to 31 December 2018. The ACCC's final determination is that ARTC's revised submission from 17 June 2021 is in accordance with all requirements under the HVAU. The submitted true-up test audit is also in accordance with HVAU requirements.

Inquiry into NBN access pricing Communications Inquiry Finalised
4 November 2020

On 14 October 2019, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into the prices that NBN Co charges access seekers to use the National Broadband Network (NBN) for supplying residential grade broadband services. The ACCC is considering whether regulatory intervention is necessary in respect of these access products, particularly basic speed access products.

Superfast broadband access service declaration inquiry Communications Access declaration Finalised
29 July 2016

On 11 September 2014, the ACCC commenced a declaration inquiry into whether a superfast broadband access service, such as the very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (VDSL) service, should be regulated under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Viterra wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
20 July 2021

On 2 July 2019, Viterra provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of all six of their port terminal facilities located in South Australia.

LBAS & SBAS declarations inquiry 2020 Communications Access declaration Finalised
19 July 2021

The ACCC has concluded its public inquiry into regulation of the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) and the local bitstream access service (LBAS).

Extension of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (to 30 June 2023) Rail Access variation Accepted
15 June 2021

On 23 April 2021, ARTC submitted an application to extend the term of its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking to 30 June 2023.

March 2021 variation of the 2011 Hunter Valley Coal Network Access Undertaking Rail Access variation Finalised
2 June 2021

On 30 March 2021, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) submitted a new variation application for the current Hunter Valley Coal Network Access Undertaking. The ACCC published its Final Decision to consent to ARTC's 30 March variation application on 2 June 2021.

December 2020 variation of the 2011 Hunter Valley Coal Network Access Undertaking Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
30 March 2021

On 23 December 2020, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) applied to the ACCC to vary the Hunter Valley Coal Network Access Undertaking. On 30 March 2021, ARTC withdrew its 23 December 2020 variation application and submitted a new variation application.

ARTC letter to the ACCC - Intention to extend Interstate Access Undertaking Rail Access undertaking Finalised
18 December 2020

Under section 2.2(b) of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (IAU), ARTC must submit to the ACCC a written statement outlining whether or not it intends to submit a new undertaking to the ACCC for its consideration, no later than six months prior to the expiry of the 2008 IAU.

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.

NBN Co SAU variation: extension to non-price terms Communications Access undertaking Finalised

On 8 May 2019, NBN Co lodged a proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) allows NBN Co to give the ACCC a variation to an SAU already in operation. The ACCC accepted NBN Co’s current SAU on 13 December 2013, following an extensive consultation process.

 

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