Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
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.

Extension of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (to 30 June 2021) Rail Access variation Accepted
19 June 2020

On 5 May 2020, ARTC submitted an application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking. The variation sought to extend the term of the undertaking to 30 June 2021.

LINX Port Adelaide exemption Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
21 May 2020

On 11 October 2017 the ACCC granted exempt service provider status to LINX Cargo Care Group at its Berth 29, Port Adelaide facility. Exempt service providers don't have to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

Measuring Broadband Australia program record keeping and reporting rules Communications Monitoring Ongoing

On 16 December 2021, the ACCC made the Broadband Performance Monitoring and Reporting record keeping and reporting rules.

T-Ports Lucky Bay wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
3 April 2020

On 28 March 2019, T-Ports provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of its port terminal facility, which is currently being developed at Lucky Bay on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.

Riordan Grain Services Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
31 March 2020

On 26 October 2018 the ACCC released an Issues Paper to commence a public consultation process on the application submitted by Riordan Grain Services. Submissions are due by 16 November 2018.

Retail electricity pricing inquiry 2017-2018 Energy Inquiry Finalised
Final report published

On 27 March 2017, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the supply of retail electricity and the competitiveness of retail electricity prices.

GrainCorp Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Withdrawn
9 January 2020

On 29 November 2018, GrainCorp provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of its port terminal facility at the Port of Portland in Victoria.

On 20 December 2019 GrainCorp requested to withdraw its application for exemption in relation to its Portland port terminal facility.

ARTC letter to ACCC - Intention to extend Interstate Access Undertaking Rail Update Finalised
20 December 2019

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. ARTC’s 2008 IAU was due to expire on 30 June 2020.

Hunter Valley rail network annual compliance assessment 2016 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
23 December 2019

The 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking requires Australian Rail Track Corporation to submit documentation to the ACCC for the purposes of an annual compliance assessment.

Review of the water charge rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised
9 December 2019

In response to a recommendation from the Independent Review of the Water Act 2007 in 2014, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment wrote to the ACCC requesting advice on possible amendments to the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010, Water Charge (Planning and Management Information) Rules 2010, and Water Charge (Termination Fees) Rules 2009.

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%.

Proposed valuation for the Interstate network Rail Update Finalised
3 December 2019

On 23 August 2019, ARTC sent a letter to the ACCC seeking views on ARTC's proposal to revalue the Regulated Asset Base (RAB) on the Interstate network using the Depreciated Optimised Replacement Cost (DORC) methodology. ARTC stated it was seeking views on this proposal prior to formally submitting its replacement Interstate Access Undertaking application for ACCC assessment.

e-SIMs in Australia Communications Update Finalised

The ACCC considered potential competition issues associated with the use and implementation of e-SIMs in Australia in our Communications sector market study, which concluded in April 2018.

 

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