Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Access pricing principles for fixed line services review Communications Price determination Finalised
2010

Given the legislative changes under the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Act 2010, the ACCC suspended the review of the access pricing principles for fixed line services.

The ACCC continued to analyse submissions and new information received in response to the review of the access pricing principles.

Domestic transmission capacity service pricing review Communications Price determination Finalised
2010

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

Water trading rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised
8/10/2010

The ACCC received a number of submissions from stakeholders and interested parties during the development of the Water Trading Rules advice.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2009-2010 Communications Access declaration Finalised
2009

On 30 September 2010 the ACCC issued a final report varying the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) declaration. In the final report the ACCC decided to vary the DTCS service description to include Ethernet network interfaces. The declaration expires on 31 March 2014.

Sydney Airport regional aviation 2010 Airports Price notification Finalised
17/09/2010

The ACCC decided to object to the price increases in SACL's price notification for regional air services and released its final decision on 17 September 2010.

Water charge (planning & management) rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised
10/03/2011

The rules relate to water planning and management charges in the Murray-Darling Basin, and require information on these charges to be published.

Letter pricing 2010 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2010

On 1 April 2010, Australia Post provided a price notification proposing an increase in the basic postage rate (BPR) from 55 cents to 60 cents.

Hunter Valley access undertaking 2009 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn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.

Amendments to the water market rules & the water charge (termination fees) rules Water Policy advice Finalised
01/03/2010

The minister wrote to the ACCC in September 2009 requesting advice on possible amendments of a technical nature to the rules

Telstra - retail price control arrangements review 2010 Communications Review Finalised
2010

Following the 2011 review by the DBCDE, the Determination was amended to effect its operation for two more years with some amendments until 30 June 2014.

Airservices Australia 2009 Airports Price notification Finalised
11/01/2010

The ACCC decision is to not object to Airservices Australia’s proposed price for a terminal navigation service provided to aircraft landing at Avalon aerodrome.

Letter pricing 2009 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2009

On 24 July 2009, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification which proposed an increase in the basic postage rate (BPR) from 55 cents to 60 cents.

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.

WLR, LCS & PSTN OA class exemptions variation Communications Access exemption Finalised
2008

On 18 November 2009, the ACCC released a final decision to vary the class exemptions for the WLR, LCS and PSTN OA services.

 

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