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NBN Co SAU variation 2017 Communications Access undertaking Under assessment

On 22 June 2017, NBN Co formally withdrew its original variation lodged with the ACCC on 27 May 2016.  NBN Co simultaneously lodged a new proposed variation to its SAU (new SAU variation).   

The ACCC will release a consultation paper on the revised SAU variation shortly.  The ACCC is inviting submissions from stakeholders until 4 August 2017.

Broadband performance monitoring & reporting program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
19 June 2017

On 7 April 2017, the Federal Government announced that it will fund a new broadband performance monitoring program to provide Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband speeds.

June 2017 Variation of the 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
29 June 2017

On 5 June 2017, ARTC applied to the ACCC to vary its 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking to extend the term of the undertaking by four and a half years to 31 December 2020.

ARTC's application and public versions of its supporting materials are available below.

Riordan Grain Services Port of Geelong wheat port exemption assesment Wheat export Access exemption Draft decision

On 29 May 2017, Riordan Grain Services submitted an application to be exempted from Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct. The ACCC sought additional information from Riordan Grain Services and a revised application was lodged on 31 May 2017.

Semaphore Port Adelaide wheat port exemption assesment Wheat export Access exemption Draft decision

On 22 June 2017, the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to determine Semaphore to be an exempt service provider at its Port Adelaide port terminal facility. Exempt service providers do not have to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

Northern Australia insurance inquiry Insurance Inquiry Ongoing

On 25 May 2017, the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the supply of home, contents and strata insurance in Northern Australia.

Access to Telstra exchange facilities (TEF RKR) Communications Review Finalised
June 2017
Following a consultation process, the ACCC has extended the operation of the TEF RKR (with some minor variations) for another 3 years until 14 July 2014.
Hunter Valley access undertaking 2017 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
8 May 2017
On 9 December 2016, ARTC submitted the 2017 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (2017 HVAU) to the ACCC for assessment pursuant to Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. This access undertaking is for the provision of access to the Hunter Valley Rail Network operated by ARTC in New South Wales.
Domestic Mobile Roaming Declaration Inquiry 2016 Communications Access declaration Ongoing
5 May 2017
On 5 September 2016, the ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to declare a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service.
NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
3 May 2017
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.
Gas market transparency measures 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 wholesale gas in Australia, as well as to publish regular information on the supply and pricing of gas for the next three years.

NBN Co SAU variation Communications Undertaking variation Ongoing
April 2017
On 27 May 2016, NBN Co lodged a proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) allows NBN Co to give the ACCC a variation to an SAU already in operation. The ACCC accepted NBN Co’s current SAU on 13 December 2013, following an extensive consultation process.
Telstra's Migration Plan Communications Compliance assessment Ongoing
10 April 2017
The ACCC is currently considering this proposed variation submitted 14 June 2013.
Annual compliance assessment 2014 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
2017

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

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