Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Broadband performance monitoring & reporting program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
22 May 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.

Access to Telstra exchange facilities (TEF RKR) Communications Review Ongoing
May 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Hunter Valley access undertaking 2017 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn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.

Electricity supply & prices inquiry Energy Inquiry Ongoing
Commenced 27 March 2017

On 27 March 2017, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the supply of retail electricity and the competitiveness of retail electricity prices.

SBAS Final Access Determination Inquiry 2016 Communications Access determination Finalised
26 May 2017
On 29 July 2016, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to make a final access determination (FAD) for the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) under section 152BC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act). This followed the release of the ACCC’s decision to declare the SBAS on 29 July 2016.
LBAS Final Access Determination Inquiry 2015 Communications Access determination Finalised
26 May 2017

On 7 April 2015, the ACCC commenced an access determination inquiry in relation to the Local Bitstream Access Service (LBAS) as required under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the CCA).

Dairy inquiry Agriculture Inquiry Ongoing
2017

The ACCC is conducting an inquiry into the competitiveness, trading practices, and transparency of the Australian dairy industry.

Broadband 'speed' claims - information papers Communications Information paper Ongoing
2017

The ACCC 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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