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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.

Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2009 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
21 Apr 2010

On 23 April 2009, ARTC lodged an access undertaking application for the Hunter Valley Rail Network with the ACCC for assessment.

Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2010 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
23 Jun 2011

In September 2010, ARTC submitted a proposed access undertaking to the ACCC for assessment. The proposed access undertaking was to cover the terms and conditions of access for parties seeking to run trains on ARTC's Hunter Valley Rail Network in New South Wales.

Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2011 Rail Access undertaking Accepted
29 Jun 2011

ARTC lodged an access undertaking application for the Hunter Valley Rail Network with the ACCC.

Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2016 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
15 June 2016

On 23 December 2015, ARTC submitted an access undertaking to the ACCC for assessment pursuant to Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act). The access undertaking is in relation to the provision of access to the Hunter Valley Rail Network operated by ARTC in New South Wales.

The ACCC previously accepted an access undertaking on 29 June 2011 in relation to the Hunter Valley Rail Network. The ACCC has approved an extension of the term of the 2011 HVAU to 31 December 2016.

Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2017 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
8 May 2017

On 9 December 2016, ARTC submitted the 2017 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (2017 HVAU) to the ACCC for assessment pursuant to Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. This access undertaking is for the provision of access to the Hunter Valley Rail Network operated by ARTC in New South Wales.

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
2004

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.

Indicative access agreement variation 2008 Rail Undertaking variation Withdrawn
09 Oct 2008

On 9 October 2008, ARTC submitted an application to vary the undertaking with the ACCC under s.44ZZA(7) of the Act.

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.

Initial indicative services variation 2011 Rail Undertaking variation Withdrawn
15 Aug 2012

ARTC lodged a variation request on 2 December 2011 which was then withdrawn on 15 August 2012.

Initial indicative services variation 2012 Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
17 Oct 2012

ARTC lodged a variation request on 7 September 2012 which the ACCC consented to on 12 October 2012.

Inquiries into disputes about bulk mail services Postal services Guideline Ongoing
14/12/2012

Regulations made under section 32B of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 allow the ACCC to inquire into disputes about the terms and conditions, including price of access to Australia Post’s bulk mail services.

Inquiry into NBN access pricing Communications Inquiry Ongoing

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.

 

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