Regulatory projects

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Fixed line wholesale services pricing review 2009-2010 Communications Review Finalised
2010

On 3 December 2009 the ACCC announced a fundamental review of the Access Pricing Principles for telecommunications services. As a result of the review, the ACCC decided to maintain the current pricing principles and indicative prices for fixed line services until 31 December 2010.

Fixed network & local services pricing principles & indicative prices 2006-2007 Communications Price determination Finalised
2006

The ACCC released its final indicative prices in November 2006. The indicative prices relate to the 2006 and 2007 calendar years.

Fixed network services declaration inquiry Communications Access declaration Finalised
2005

On 15 July 2009, the ACCC issued a final decision to extend the declaration of each of the six fixed-line services for a period of five years until 31 July 2014.

Forecast expenditure variation 2012 Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
18 Apr 2012

On 18 April 2012, the ACCC decided to consent to ARTC’s application to vary its undertaking.

Foxtel - digital set top unit service special access undertaking 2005 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2005

On 6 October 2005 Foxtel Management Pty Ltd and Foxtel Cable Television Pty Ltd (together, Foxtel) lodged a special access undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC under section 152CBA of the Trade Practices Act 1974, now Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act). The SAU relates to the terms and conditions of access to Foxtel’s digital set top unit service.

The ACCC released a discussion paper on Foxtel's SAU on 10 November 2005. Submissions on the undertaking were due by 14 February 2006.

Foxtel - digital set top unit service special access undertaking 2006 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2006

On 14 March 2007, the ACCC accepted Foxtel's special access undertaking.

Gap to Turrawan variation 2014 Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
25 June 2014

On 28 June 2013 ARTC submitted a request to vary its 2011 undertaking to the ACCC.

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.

Geographic exemption variation inquiry 2011 Communications Access variation Finalised
2011

On 16 December 2011 the ACCC released a final decision to vary the final access determinations (FADs) to remove the exemption provisions for the WLR, LCS and PSTN OA declared fixed line services.

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 Operations Ltd 2009 Wheat export Access undertaking Expired
29 September 2009

On 15 April 2009, GrainCorp lodged an Undertaking for assessment.

GrainCorp Operations Ltd 2011 Wheat export Access undertaking Expired
25 September 2014

GrainCorp provided the ACCC with a revised Proposed 2011 Undertaking on 31 January 2011 which contains technical amendments to the Undertaking lodged on 22 September 2010.

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.

 

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