Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Letter pricing 2002 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2002

In April 2002 Australia Post advised the ACCC of its intention to lodge a price notification under s. 22 of the Prices Surveillance Act.

Mobile terminating & originating access pricing principles Communications Price determination Finalised
2002

In March 2002 the ACCC varied the GSM termination services declaration to make it technology neutral.

Local carriage service access exemption Communications Access exemption Finalised
2002

In July 2002 the ACCC granted two separate exemptions in response to an application from Telstra for exemption from its obligations to supply the local carriage service to its competitors in CBD areas of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbance, Adelaide and Perth.

Airservices Australia 2002 Airports Price notification Finalised
27/05/2002

On 25 July 2002 the ACCC decided that it did not object to the proposed increase.

Unconditioned local loop services pricing principles 2002 Communications Price determination Finalised
2002

The ACCC declared the unconditioned local loop service (ULLS) in July 1999. In response to a discussion paper, submissions were received from several interested parties and these views were taken into account in developing the final report released in April 2002.

Local carriage services pricing principles 2002 Communications Price determination Finalised
2002

The revised final report issued in April 2002 confirms the approach and includes indicative prices.

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.

Ad Post 2001 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2001

In December 2001 the ACCC decided not to object to the proposed phase out of Australia Post's Ad Post service.

Domestic transmission capacity service 2000-2001 Communications Access variation Finalised
2000

In May 2001 the ACCC varied the domestic transmission capacity service declaration, removing the remaining intercapital transmission routes from the service description.

Telstra - price control arrangements review 2001 Communications Review Finalised
2001

The ACCC commenced its inquiry in September 2000 and released a discussion paper on 29 September 2000.

In order to facilitate further discussion by interested parties, the ACCC issued a draft report identifying a set of draft recommendations in December 2000. The final report was published in February 2001.

Advanced mobile phone system Communications Access declaration Finalised
2000

Following public consultation, the ACCC revoked both declarations relating to the AMPS service, as the closure of the AMPS network on 31 December 2000 made these declarations redundant.

Telstra - PSTN undertaking 1999 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
1999

Following consultation and analysis the undertaking was rejected and a final report outlining the decision was issued in July 2000.

Long distance mobile services Communications Inquiry Finalised
1998

On 8 October 1998, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into whether to declare under Part XIC of the Trade Practices Act 1974, a service which would enable service providers to supply the long distance transmission component of long distance and international calls made from mobile phones.

Telstra's AMPS/GSM/PSTN undertaking - November 1997 Communications Access undertaking Finalised

In November 1997 Telstra lodged three undertakings with the ACCC specifying the terms and conditions upon which Telstra proposed to meet its standard access obligations to supply PSTN, GSM (digital mobile) and AMPS (analogue mobile) origination and termination services.

 

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