Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
The regulatory framework for ARTC's Interstate network Rail Review Finalised
25 August 2021

The ACCC is reviewing the regulatory framework for ARTC's Interstate network.

NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Communications Monitoring Finalised
27 April 2021

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.

Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
3 May 2022

On 3 September 2021, Port of Portland Pty Limited applied to the ACCC to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility at Portland, Victoria. On 3 May 2022 the ACCC released a final determination document confirming that it has determined Port of Portland Pty Limited to be an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its Portland facility. The exemption was made by notifiable instrument.

TPG joint functional separation undertaking Communications Access undertaking Finalised
7 April 2022

On 8 November 2021, TPG submitted a joint functional separation undertaking to the ACCC on behalf of itself and various subsidiaries in accordance with section 151C of the Telecommunications Act 1997. On 7 April 2022, the ACCC accepted TPG's joint functional separation undertaking which will come into force on 7 October 2022.

Division 12 & Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) review Communications Review Finalised
8 December 2020

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

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.

Port of Portland Limited 2021-22 capacity allocation process - compliance outcome Wheat export Compliance assessment Finalised
4 February 2022

On 20 December 2021 the ACCC wrote to Port of Portland Limited (POPL) regarding its 2021-22 bulk grain export capacity allocation process and non-compliance with subclause 25(2) of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct (the Code).

DORC valuation of the Interstate network Rail Update Finalised
21 October 2021

On 23 April 2020, the ACCC engaged GHD to conduct a Depreciated Optimised Replacement Cost (DORC) valuation of ARTC's Interstate network to determine the Regulated Asset Base (RAB).

ADM Trading Australia wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
24 September 2021

Following pre-lodgement discussions in 2020, on 14 January 2021 ADM Trading Australia provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of a port terminal facility at Port Pirie, South Australia. On 14 July 2021 the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to determine ADM to be an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its Port Pirie facility.

Annual compliance assessment 2018 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
10 August 2021

On 10 August 2021, the ACCC released a final determination for the period 1 January to 31 December 2018. The ACCC's final determination is that ARTC's revised submission from 17 June 2021 is in accordance with all requirements under the HVAU. The submitted true-up test audit is also in accordance with HVAU requirements.

Inquiry into NBN access pricing Communications Inquiry Finalised
4 November 2020

On 14 October 2019, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into the prices that NBN Co charges access seekers to use the National Broadband Network (NBN) for supplying residential grade broadband services. The ACCC is considering whether regulatory intervention is necessary in respect of these access products, particularly basic speed access products.

Superfast broadband access service declaration inquiry Communications Access declaration Finalised
29 July 2016

On 11 September 2014, the ACCC commenced a declaration inquiry into whether a superfast broadband access service, such as the very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (VDSL) service, should be regulated under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Viterra wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
20 July 2021

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.

LBAS & SBAS declarations inquiry 2020 Communications Access declaration Finalised
19 July 2021

The ACCC has concluded its public inquiry into regulation of the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) and the local bitstream access service (LBAS).

 

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