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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.  

Mobile terminating access service declaration inquiry - 2018 Communications Access declaration Finalised
28 June 2019

The ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to extend, vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service declaration, or whether to make a new declaration.

Annual compliance assessment 2015 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
5 April 2019

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

Digital radio services Communications Access undertaking Finalised
19 March 2019

The ACCC administers the access regime for the digital radio access service under section 118 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (Radiocommunications Act).

Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Record Keeping Rules Communications Monitoring Finalised
16 May 2019

On 18 February 2019, the ACCC commenced a public consultation on its intention to undertake collection and analysis of competitive supply and pricing data for the Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Services via new Record Keeping Rules (RKRs).

ACCC assessment of internet interconnection arrangements Communications Update Finalised
2018

Internet interconnection refers to the arrangements individual networks make with other networks to exchange internet traffic. To access content on (or originating from) another service provider’s network, an internet service provider must interconnect directly or indirectly (via a third party network) with that service provider. The two types of commercial models for internet interconnection are transit and peering.

Copyright Guidelines 2019 Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC released draft guidelines for consultation in 2006, but did not proceed to finalise these guidelines as it considered that its participation in Copyright Tribunal proceedings would both test its new role under the Copyright Act and further inform the development of the guidelines. The ACCC considers it is now an opportune time to revise the draft Copyright Guidelines and move towards issuing final guidelines.

Fixed line services declaration inquiry 2018 Communications Access declaration Finalised
26 November 2018

On 31 August 2018, the ACCC released a public consultation paper and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration inquiry 2018-2019 Communications Access declaration Finalised
1 April 2019

On 5 March 2018 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS) including whether to extend, vary or revoke the DTCS declaration.

NBN Co SAU variation 2017 Communications Access undertaking Finalised

On 22 June 2017, NBN Co formally withdrew its original SAU variation lodged with the ACCC on 27 May 2016. NBN Co simultaneously lodged a new proposed variation to its SAU (revised SAU variation).

On 2 August 2017, the ACCC released a consultation paper on the revised SAU variation.

On 25 January 2018, the ACCC extended its decision making period in respect of NBN Co’s proposed SAU variation.

Riordan Grain Services Port of Geelong wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
28 July 2017

On 29 May 2017, Riordan Grain Services submitted an application to be exempted from Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct. The ACCC sought additional information from Riordan Grain Services and a revised application was lodged on 31 May 2017.

Semaphore Port Adelaide wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
28 July 2017

On 28 July 2017, the ACCC released a final determination granting exempt service provider status to Semaphore at its port terminal facility at Osborne Berth 1, Inner Harbour, Port Adelaide . Exempt service providers do not have to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

Access to Telstra exchange facilities (TEF RKR) Communications Review Finalised
June 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.

 

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