Regulatory projects

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GrainCorp Newcastle exemption Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
1 October 2014

The ACCC has granted an exemption for GrainCorp’s Carrington terminal at the Port of Newcastle under the new mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access.

The Code commenced on 30 September 2014, replacing the previous regime of access undertakings administered by the ACCC. It regulates monopoly bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.

GrainCorp Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised

On 29 November 2018, GrainCorp 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 the Port of Portland in Victoria.

On 20 December 2019 GrainCorp requested to withdraw its application for exemption in relation to its Portland port terminal facility.

GSM technology neutral Communications Service declaration Finalised

In March 2002 the ACCC varied the GSM service declarations, including other mobile services currently in use and making the declarations technology neutral.

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.

Hutchison mobile terminating access service undertaking 2005 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
October 2005

On 23 June 2006, the ACCC issued its final decision to reject Hutchison's undertakings.

Impact mail 2004 Postal services Price notification Finalised

On 24 September 2004 Australia Post lodged a formal price notification under subsection 95Z(5) of the Trade Practices Act 1974, known as the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 from 1 January 2011.

Information disclosure by NBN Co Communications Policy development Finalised
30 June 2015

The ACCC is consulting on what information NBN Co should disclose about the rollout of its network.

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.

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.

IPART application for accreditation under the water charge (infrastructure) rules Water Accreditation application Finalised
23 September 2015

On 23 September 2015, the ACCC made a Final Decision to accredit IPART under Part 9 of the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 (WCIR).

Joint functional separation undertakings - permitted information sharing Communications Access determination Finalised
18 December 2020

On 18 December 2020, the ACCC issued the Telecommunications (Permitted Information Sharing for Joint Functional Separation Undertakings) Determination 2020. This determination specifies the kinds of information provided by carriers and carriage service providers to retailers that may be shared with wholesalers bound by a joint functional separation undertaking.

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).

Letter pricing 2002 Postal services Price notification Finalised

In April 2002 Australia Post advised the ACCC of its intention to lodge a price notification under s. 22 of the Prices Surveillance Act.

Letter pricing 2008 Postal services Price notification Finalised

On 5 February 2008, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification which proposed an increase in the basic postage rate (BPR) from 50 to 55 cents.