Regulatory projects

Title(desc) Industry Type 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.

Hunter Valley rail network annual compliance assessment 2021 Rail Compliance assessment Ongoing

ARTC has provided its indicative Constrained Coal Customer Unders and Overs Estimate and True-Up Test Audit report for 2021, ahead of its formal annual compliance submission (expected in late 2022).

Hutchison mobile terminating access service undertaking 2005 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
October 2005

On 23 June 2006, the ACCC issued its final decision to reject Hutchison's undertakings.

Impact mail 2004 Postal services Price notification Finalised

On 24 September 2004 Australia Post lodged a formal price notification under subsection 95Z(5) of the Trade Practices Act 1974, known as the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 from 1 January 2011.

Indicative Interstate Rail access agreement variation 2008 Rail Undertaking variation Withdrawn
09 Oct 2008

On 9 October 2008, ARTC submitted an application to vary the undertaking with the ACCC under s.44ZZA(7) of the Act.

Industry guidance on the carrier separation rules Communications Guideline Finalised

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).

Information disclosure by NBN Co Communications Policy development Finalised
30 June 2015

The ACCC is consulting on what information NBN Co should disclose about the rollout of its network.

Initial indicative services variation 2011 Rail Undertaking variation Withdrawn
15 Aug 2012

ARTC lodged a variation request on 2 December 2011 which was then withdrawn on 15 August 2012.

Inquiries into disputes about bulk mail services Postal services Guideline Ongoing

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.

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.

Internet Activity record keeping rule Communications Monitoring Finalised
11 December 2018

The ACCC is undertaking the biannual collection and analysis of internet activity data through a new Internet Activity record keeping rule, under section 151BU of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, from the December 2018 reporting period onwards.

Interstate Access Undertaking 2002 Rail Access undertaking Expired
1 Jun 2007

This undertaking was effective until 1 June 2007. A minor amendment to the undertaking was accepted in 2003.

Interstate Rail Access Undertaking 2007 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
15 Oct 2007

On 8 June 2007, ARTC lodged an access undertaking application with the ACCC for assessment

Interstate Rail Access Undertaking 2008 Rail Access undertaking Accepted
30 Jul 2008

The ACCC accepted ARTC’s 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (IAU) on 30 July 2008, pursuant to Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act 1974, now known as the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The 2008 IAU has been varied a number of times.