Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type(desc) Status
Hunter Valley rail network annual compliance assessment 2019 and 2020 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
16 December 2022

ARTC submitted its annual compliance documentation for calendar years 2019 and 2020 to the ACCC for assessment on 26 November 2021.

Port of Portland Limited 2021-22 capacity allocation process - compliance outcome Wheat export Compliance assessment Finalised
4 February 2022

On 20 December 2021 the ACCC wrote to Port of Portland Limited (POPL) regarding its 2021-22 bulk grain export capacity allocation process and non-compliance with subclause 25(2) of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct (the Code).

Industry guidance on the carrier separation rules Communications Guideline Finalised
2022

In October 2022, the ACCC published explanatory material relating to the carrier separation rules in Part 8 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) (Telecommunications Act).

Non-discrimination under Part XIC of the CCA and Part 8 of the Telecommunications Act Communications Guideline Ongoing
18 May 2021

Non-discrimination provisions were introduced into Part XIC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) reforms.

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.

Review of the Airport quality of service monitoring guideline 2013 Airports Guideline Finalised
30/06/2013

The Airport quality of service monitoring guideline was issued in June 2013

Review of the Airport quality of service monitoring guideline 2008 Airports Guideline Finalised
31/10/2008

The final guideline was released in October 2008.

Local number portability review & pricing principles Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC has outlined a number of pricing principles guidelines to refer to if required to arbitrate a number portability dispute.

Record keeping rules for Australia Post Postal services Guideline Finalised
November 2006

Part 4A of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 allows the ACCC to issue record keeping rules to Australia Post.

Inquiries into disputes about bulk mail services Postal services Guideline Ongoing
14/12/2012

Regulations made under section 32B of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 allow the ACCC to inquire into disputes about the terms and conditions, including price of access to Australia Post’s bulk mail services.

Forms for functional separation undertakings Communications Guideline Finalised
18 December 2020

On 25 August 2020, amendments to the Telecommunications Act 1997 came into effect that enable superfast fixed line broadband networks serving residential customers to operate on a functionally separated basis (rather than a structurally separated basis).

Copyright Guidelines 2006 Communications Guideline Finalised

In November 2006, the ACCC released draft copyright guidelines to assist the Copyright Tribunal in the determination of copyright remuneration. Public submissions were due by 31 January 2007.

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.

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).

 

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