Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Regional Broadband Scheme Levy report Communications Policy development Ongoing
21 October 2020

The Government has enacted the Regional Broadband Scheme (RBS) to fund the loss making components of the NBN (i.e. fixed wireless and satellite services) through a levy on fixed line infrastructure providers.

Electricity market monitoring 2018-2025 Energy Inquiry Ongoing

On 20 August 2018, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to hold a public inquiry that will monitor the prices, profits and margins in the supply of electricity in the National Electricity Market. The inquiry will provide its first report by 31 March 2019 and at least every six months thereafter until the conclusion of the inquiry on 31 August 2025.

LBAS & SBAS declarations inquiry 2020 Communications Access declaration Ongoing
30 September 2020

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

NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules Communications Monitoring Ongoing
29 September 2020

The NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules (RKR) require NBN Co to provide information on the number of Access Virtual Circuit (AVC) services in operation, the amount of Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity being acquired and average CVC utilisation over the NBN.

NBN wholesale service standards inquiry Communications Inquiry Ongoing
24 September 2020

On 2 November 2017, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to determine whether NBN wholesale service standard levels are appropriate, and consider whether regulation is necessary to improve consumer experiences.

Inquiry into NBN access pricing Communications Inquiry Ongoing
24 September 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.

Division 12 & Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) review Communications Review Ongoing
18 September 2020

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

Gas inquiry 2017-2025 Energy Inquiry Ongoing
Commenced 19 April 2017

On 19 April 2017, the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the supply of and demand for natural gas in Australia, as well as to publish regular information on the supply and pricing of gas for the next three years.

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
13 Aug 2020

The ACCC proposes to publish a NBN Wholesale Market Indicators report which would provide, on a quarterly basis, visibility over the development of the wholesale market for NBN access services.

Measuring Broadband Australia program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
29 September 2020

The Measuring Broadband Australia program provides Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband performance to assist their purchasing decisions.

NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Communications Monitoring Ongoing
2017

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.

Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2019-2020 Communications Access determination Ongoing

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).

Telstra's Migration Plan Communications Compliance assessment Ongoing
4 June 2020

The Migration Plan sets out the steps that Telstra will take to progressively migrate voice and broadband services from its copper and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial networks to the NBN.

ACCC broadband performance monitoring & reporting record keeping & reporting rules (BPMR RKR) Communications Monitoring Ongoing

In December 2017, the ACCC made the Broadband performance monitoring and reporting record keeping and reporting rules (RKR).

 

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