Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2019-2020 Communications Access determination Finalised
23 October 2020

On 5 June 2019, the ACCC released a consultation paper to formally commence a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS).

Uniti joint functional separation undertaking Communications Access undertaking Finalised
21 October 2020

On 2 September 2020, Uniti Group Limited (Uniti) submitted a joint functional separation undertaking and a supporting submission in accordance with section 151C of the Telecommunications Act. 

Superfast broadband network class exemption & deemed functional separation undertaking Communications Access determination Finalised
16 October 2020

The Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 25 May 2020. Among other provisions, it amends the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) (Tel Act) to enable superfast fixed line broadband networks serving residential customers to operate on a functionally separated basis (rather than a structurally separated basis).

Mobile Terminating Access Service access determination inquiry - 2019 Communications Access determination Finalised

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 Finalised
25 September 2020

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

Form of functional separation undertakings Communications Guideline Finalised

On 25 August 2020, amendments to the Telecommunications Act 1997 came into effect that enable superfast fixed line broadband networks serving residential customers to operate on a functionally separated basis (rather than a structurally separated basis). The ACCC is required to approve a form for the undertaking in writing before an undertaking can be formally received and assessed.

Spectrum competition limits Communications Policy development Finalised

When the ACMA is allocating spectrum licences, the Minister for Communications may direct the ACMA to impose limits (competition limits) on the amount of spectrum that a person can use under allocated licences, and the Minister may seek the ACCC's advice about the competition limits that may be appropriate.

Cargill Port Adelaide wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised

On 30 October 2019, Cargill 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 at Port Adelaide, South Australia.

Water trading rules: advice to the Murray Darling Basin Authority about section 12.02 Water Policy advice Finalised

On 3 March 2020, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) requested the ACCC provide its advice on the operation of sub-sections 12.02(2) to (4) of the Basin Plan water trading rules (the 12.02 provisions), to inform its review of these provisions as required under the Basin Plan 2012 (Cth). The ACCC provided this advice to the MDBA on 1 June 2020.

Facilities Access Code Review 2019 Communications Review Finalised
25 June 2020

The ACCC’s A Code of Access to Telecommunications Transmission Towers, Sites of Towers and Underground Facilities (the Facilities Access Code) was made under Clause 37 of Part 5 of Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

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.

 

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