Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Extension of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (to 30 June 2021) Rail Access variation Under assessment
1 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.

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
26 May 2020

The ACCC proposes to publish a NBN Wholesale Market Indicators report which would provide, on a quarterly basis, visibility over the development of the wholesale market for NBN access services.

Viterra wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Under assessment

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.

Measuring Broadband Australia program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
21 May 2020

The Measuring Broadband Australia program provides Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband performance to assist their purchasing decisions.

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 do not have to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

Customer access network & infrastructure record keeping rules Communications Monitoring Finalised
December 2017

The ACCC made the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets - Record Keeping Rules (Infrastructure RKR) in December 2007. The RKR requires specified carriers to report on the locations of their core network and customer access network (CAN) infrastructure.

Mobile Terminating Access Service access determination inquiry - 2019 Communications Access determination Submissions due

The ACCC is holding a public inquiry under section 497 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) on whether to extend, vary, or revoke the current domestic mobile terminating access service (MTAS) final access determination (FAD).

Annual compliance assessment 2017 Rail Compliance assessment Submissions due
14 May 2020

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

Division 12 & Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) review Communications Review Ongoing
7 May 2020

The ACCC has the ability to collect information from industry through Record Keeping Rules (RKR) to undertake its telecommunications regulatory functions.

ACCC broadband performance monitoring & reporting record keeping & reporting rules (BPMR RKR) Communications Monitoring Ongoing

In December 2017, the ACCC made the Broadband performance monitoring and reporting record keeping and reporting rules (RKR).

NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Communications Monitoring Ongoing
2017

On 13 December 2013 the ACCC accepted NBN Co's Special Access Undertaking (SAU). The SAU commenced on 13 December 2013 and will expire in 2040.

Gas inquiry 2017-2025 Energy Inquiry Ongoing
Commenced 19 April 2017

On 19 April 2017, the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the supply of and demand for natural gas in Australia, as well as to publish regular information on the supply and pricing of gas for the next three years.

Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) 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 (RKR), under Section 151BU of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), from the December 2018 reporting period onwards.

DORC valuation of the Interstate network Rail Update Ongoing
23 April 2020

On 23 April 2020, the ACCC engaged GHD Advisory to conduct the Depreciated Optimised Replacement Cost (DORC) valuation of Australian Rail Track Corporation's (ARTC) Regulated Asset Base (RAB) on the Interstate network.

 

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