Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Fixed line services FAD inquiry 2018 Communications Access determination Finalised
31 March 2019

On 12 December 2018, the ACCC commenced a combined public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for the six fixed line telecommunications services and the wholesale ADSL service.

Guidelines on the repeal of subsection 51(3) of the CCA Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC has released final guidelines on the repeal of subsection 51(3) of the CCA. The guidelines set out the ACCC's current understanding and interpretation of the law in order to assist businesses and intellectual property rights-holders following the repeal.

ESCV application for accreditation (2019) under the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 Water Accreditation application Finalised

The Essential Services Commission (Victoria) (ESCV) has applied to become the accredited regulator for the period 17 February 2022 to 16 February 2032.  

Extension of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (to 30 June 2020) Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
26 September 2019

On 29 July 2019, ARTC submitted an application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking to 30 June 2020.

Mobile terminating access service declaration inquiry - 2018 Communications Access declaration Finalised
28 June 2019

The ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to extend, vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service declaration, or whether to make a new declaration.

Hunter Valley rail network annual compliance assessment 2015 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
5 April 2019

The 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (2011 HVAU) requires ARTC to submit documentation to the ACCC for the purposes of an annual compliance assessment.

Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation record keeping rule Communications Monitoring Finalised
16 May 2019

On 18 February 2019, the ACCC commenced a public consultation on its intention to undertake collection and analysis of competitive supply and pricing data for the Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Services via new record keeping rule.

January 2019 variation of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
28 February 2019

On 29 January 2019 ARTC submitted an application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking.

Interstate Rail Access Undertaking 2018 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
25 January 2019

On 2 March 2018, ARTC lodged a replacement undertaking for the interstate rail network. This undertaking is to replace ARTC's 2008 undertaking, which expires 31 August 2018. The access undertaking covers the terms and conditions of access for parties seeking to run trains on the mainline standard gauge rail track owned or leased by ARTC.

Extension of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (to February 2019) Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
12 December 2018

On 16 November 2018 ARTC submitted an application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking by two months until 28 February 2019.

On 20 November 2018 the ACCC sent a letter to stakeholders seeking comments on ARTC's proposal. Submissions were due by 4 December 2018.

On 12 December 2018, the ACCC consented to ARTC's application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking to extend the term to 28 February 2019.

ACCC assessment of internet interconnection arrangements Communications Update Finalised
2018

Internet interconnection refers to the arrangements individual networks make with other networks to exchange internet traffic. To access content on (or originating from) another service provider’s network, an internet service provider must interconnect directly or indirectly (via a third party network) with that service provider. The two types of commercial models for internet interconnection are transit and peering.

Copyright Guidelines 2019 Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC released draft guidelines for consultation in 2006, but did not proceed to finalise these guidelines as it considered that its participation in Copyright Tribunal proceedings would both test its new role under the Copyright Act and further inform the development of the guidelines. The ACCC considers it is now an opportune time to revise the draft Copyright Guidelines and move towards issuing final guidelines.

September 2018 variation of the 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking Rail Access variation Accepted
29 November 2018

On 28 September 2018, ARTC applied to the ACCC to vary its 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking.

Fixed line services declaration inquiry 2018 Communications Access declaration Finalised
26 November 2018

On 31 August 2018, the ACCC released a public consultation paper and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.

 

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