Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Airservices Australia 2013 Airports Price notification Finalised

The ACCC released its decision to not object to Airservices' price notification on 14 June 2013.

Wholesale ADSL final access determination (FAD) 2013 Communications Access determination Finalised

On 29 May 2013, the ACCC made a Final Access Determination (FAD) for the declared Wholesale ADSL Service.

SSFL variation 2013 Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
10 Apr 2013

On 10 April 2013 the ACCC made a final decision to consent to ARTC's proposed undertaking variation.

Interstate rail access undertaking 2008 Rail Access undertaking Accepted
30 Jul 2008

On 30 July 2008, the ACCC accepted ARTC’s interstate rail Access undertaking (ARTC’s undertaking).

Annual compliance assessment 2011 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
5 Apr 2013

The ACCC carried out a compliance assessment and determined that ARTC has complied with pricing principles specified in clause 4.10 of the undertaking for the period 1 July 2011 to 31 December 2011.

Audit of the infrastructure record keeping rules Communications Review Finalised

The ACCC made the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets - Record Keeping Rules (Infrastructure RKR) in December 2007. The RKR requires specified carriers to report on the locations of their core network and customer access network (CAN) infrastructure.

Local Bitstream Access Service (LBAS) declaration Communications Access declaration Finalised

On 22 February 2012, the ACCC made a decision to declare a layer 2 bitstream service, to be called the local bitstream access service (LBAS).

Non-TUT performance incentives variation 2012 Rail Undertaking variation Withdrawn
24 Dec 2012

On 24 December 2012, ARTC withdrew its proposed non-TUT related performance incentives variation.

ALRC review of copyright & the digital economy Communications Information paper Finalised

In 2012 the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) was requested by the then Attorney General, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, to conduct an inquiry into and report on current and further desirable uses of copyright material in the digital economy.

The review considered whether existing exceptions and statutory licenses in the Copyright Act 1968 are adequate and appropriate in the digital environment and whether further exceptions should be recommended.

The ALRC’s final report was provided to the Attorney-General on 30 November 2013.

Inquiries into disputes about bulk mail services Postal services Guideline Ongoing

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.

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.

Local Bitstream Access Service (LBAS) final access determination 2012 Communications Access determination Finalised

On 3 October 2012, the ACCC made a final access determination (FAD) for the LBAS. A copy of the LBAS FAD is available on the public register of access determinations.

NBN Co - special access undertaking 2011 Communications Access undertaking Finalised

On Friday 7 September 2012, NBN Co withdrew the Special Access Undertaking (SAU) that it lodged with the ACCC late last year (original SAU).

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.