Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Statussort descending
IAU variation 2003 Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
7 May 2003

ARTC applied for a slight variation to the Interstate Rail access undertaking 2002 on 4 March 2003

September 2018 variation of the 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking Rail Access variation Accepted
29 November 2018

On 28 September 2018, ARTC applied to the ACCC to vary its 2011 Hunter Valley Acces

Mobile Terminating Access Service declaration review - 2009 Communications Access declaration Finalised

The ACCC concluded its public inquiry into the declaration of the mobile terminating access service (MTAS) by releasing its final report on 28 May 2009.

Five year review of undertaking Rail Undertaking variation Finalised
9 May 2014

ARTC is required to review the accepted access undertaking five years after the commencement date to determine whether any amendments to the undertaking are required as a result of changes to industry circumstances or Government legislation, rules, or regulations.

In October 2013, ARTC provided a letter to stakeholders describing the requirements and scope of the five year review and seeking their comments. Submissions closed on 29 November 2013. ARTC received seven submissions in response.

Telstra LCS & WLR exemption inquiry 2007 Communications Access exemption Finalised

On 22 August 2008, the ACCC decided to grant Telstra exemptions from the standard access obligations in respect of the supply of the local carriage service and wholesale line rental subject to a number of proposed limitations and conditions.

Domestic transmission capacity service pricing review Communications Price determination Finalised

On 23 November 2010, the ACCC issued a Position Paper announcing its proposed domestic benchmarking approach to transmission pricing.

Final access determination for the Mobile Terminating Access Service - 2011 Communications Access determination Finalised

On 8 December 2011 the ACCC released a final access determination (FAD) for the mobile terminating access service (MTAS) for the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2014.

Airservices Australia 2014 Airports Price notification Finalised

On 10 June 2014 Airservices submitted a formal price notification to the ACCC proposing new charges for en route, terminal navigation and aviation rescue and fire-fighting services, effective from 1 July 2014.

The proposed prices are consistent with those that were outlined in Airservices’ long-term pricing agreement, which was assessed by the ACCC in 2011, and the draft price notification submitted to the ACCC on 9 May 2014.

The ACCC released its decision to not object to Airservices' price notification on 26 June 2014.

Fixed line services final access determination (FAD) 2011 Communications Access determination Finalised

On 20 July 2011 the ACCC made FADs for the declared fixed line services. The FADs are backdated to commence on 1 January 2011 and expire on 30 June 2014.

Domestic transmission capacity service pricing principles Communications Price determination Finalised

During 2003-04, the ACCC conducted a public consultation on pricing principles for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS), releasing its final report in September 2004. In the final report, the ACCC made pricing principles for the DTCS but did not set indicative prices.

The DTCS is a generic service that can be used for transmitting voice, data or other communications between transmission points located throughout Australia.

NBN Co SAU variation Communications Undertaking variation Finalised
April 2017

On 27 May 2016, NBN Co lodged a proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) allows NBN Co to give the ACCC a variation to an SAU already in operation. The ACCC accepted NBN Co’s current SAU on 13 December 2013, following an extensive consultation process.

Mobile services review Communications Review Finalised

The ACCC announced a review of mobile services in March 2003 and released a discussion paper in April 2003.

Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2014 Communications Access determination Finalised
21 April 2016

On 23 May 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS). The ACCC has commenced consultation on the primary price terms, with the release of a consultation paper on 23 July 2014.

The ACCC is consulting separately on non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. On 25 March 2015, the ACCC released its draft decision on non-price terms and conditions, following a joint consultation process for a number of declared services, including the DTCS.

Annual compliance assessment 2012 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
24 March 2014

The Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (HVAU) accepted by the ACCC on 29 June 2011 requires ARTC to submit documentation for the purposes of an annual compliance assessment conducted by the ACCC.