Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Domestic transmission capacity service access determination 2011-12 Communications Access determination Finalised

The ACCC published a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) in June 2012. The DTCS FAD was published with an explanatory statement, a report from Data Analysis Australia (DAA) on the linear regression model used to develop the price terms in the FAD, a DTCS Pricing Calculator and a DTCS Route Category Workbook.

Establishment of the Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator Communications Dispute resolution Ongoing
Established 3 May 2012

On 3 May 2012, Telstra established the Office of the Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator (the ITA company).

Non-discrimination under Part XIC Communications Guideline Ongoing
April 2012

Non-discrimination provisions were introduced into Part XIC of the Act as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) reforms.

The non-discrimination provisions apply to NBN corporations (such as NBN Co) and providers of Layer 2 bitstream services over designated superfast telecommunications networks (collectively referred to as 'network access providers').

The relevant provisions are:

Forecast expenditure variation 2012 Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
18 Apr 2012

On 18 April 2012, the ACCC decided to consent to ARTC’s application to vary its undertaking.

Assessment of Telstra's SSU & draft migration plan Communications Compliance assessment Finalised

On 6 March 2012, Telstra's Structural Separation Undertaking and Migration Plan came into force.

Operational separation of Telstra Communications Monitoring Historical

Prior to the commencement of the Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU), Telstra was subject to an operational separation framework which was intended to promote equivalence between Telstra wholesale and retail customers.

Wholesale ADSL declaration inquiry 2012 Communications Access declaration Finalised

On 16 December 2011 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into declaration of wholesale ADSL services under section 152AL of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

The ACCC issued a discussion paper inviting submissions on whether declaration of wholesale ADSL services would promote the long-term interests of end-users.

On 14 February 2012 the ACCC decided to declare the wholesale ADSL service under section 152AL(3) of the Act.

Closure of South Brisbane (QLD) Exchange Communications Compliance assessment Finalised

In July 2010, Telstra announced that it would be upgrading its existing copper network in South Brisbane to a fibre-to-the-premises network.

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.

Geographic exemption variation inquiry 2011 Communications Access variation Finalised

On 16 December 2011 the ACCC released a final decision to vary the final access determinations (FADs) to remove the exemption provisions for the WLR, LCS and PSTN OA declared fixed line services.

Australian Bulk Alliance 2011 Wheat export Access undertaking Expired
28 September 2011

ABA submitted an Access Undertaking 2011

Airservices Australia 2011 Airports Price notification Finalised

The ACCC released its decision to not object to this price notification on 22 September 2011.

Water charge (infrastructure) rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised

The Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 commenced on 12 January 2011 after being made by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

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.