Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
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.

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.

T-Ports Lucky Bay wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
3 April 2020

On 28 March 2019, T-Ports provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of its port terminal facility, which is currently being developed at Lucky Bay on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.

Riordan Grain Services Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
31 March 2020

On 26 October 2018 the ACCC released an Issues Paper to commence a public consultation process on the application submitted by Riordan Grain Services. Submissions are due by 16 November 2018.

Retail electricity pricing inquiry 2017-2018 Energy Inquiry Finalised
Final report published

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.

Annual compliance assessment 2016 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
23 December 2019

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

Review of the water charge rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised
9 December 2019

In response to a recommendation from the Independent Review of the Water Act 2007 in 2014, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment wrote to the ACCC requesting advice on possible amendments to the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010, Water Charge (Planning and Management Information) Rules 2010, and Water Charge (Termination Fees) Rules 2009.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2019 Postal services Price notification Finalised

On 1 August 2019, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification proposing to increase prices of ordinary letters delivered at the regular timetable by 10 per cent.

Proposed valuation for the Interstate network Rail Update Finalised
3 December 2019

On 23 August 2019, ARTC sent a letter to the ACCC seeking views on ARTC's proposal to revalue the Regulated Asset Base (RAB) on the Interstate network using the Depreciated Optimised Replacement Cost (DORC) methodology. ARTC stated it was seeking views on this proposal prior to formally submitting its replacement Interstate Access Undertaking application for ACCC assessment.

e-SIMs in Australia Communications Update Finalised

The ACCC considered potential competition issues associated with the use and implementation of e-SIMs in Australia in our Communications sector market study, which concluded in April 2018.

Fixed line services FAD inquiry 2018 Communications Access determination Finalised
31 March 2019

On 12 December 2018, the ACCC commenced a combined public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for the six fixed line telecommunications services and the wholesale ADSL service.

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.

ESCV application for accreditation (2019) under the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 Water Accreditation application Finalised

The Essential Services Commission (Victoria) (ESCV) has applied to become the accredited regulator for the period 17 February 2022 to 16 February 2032.