Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Model non-price terms and conditions Communications Price determination Finalised

The ACCC held a consultation process about model non-price terms and conditions for the public switched telephone network (PSTN), unconditioned local loop service (ULLS) and local carriage service (LCS).

Telstra exemption application: Optus cable network areas 2007 Communications Review Finalised

On 11 November 2008, the ACCC issued a final decision rejecting Telstra's exemption application relating to the Optus HFC network

Review of the Airport quality of service monitoring guideline 2008 Airports Guideline Finalised

The final guideline was released in October 2008.

Telstra - Application for domestic PSTN originating access services exemptions Communications Access exemption Finalised

On 29 October 2008 the ACCC made two individual exemption orders exempting Telstra from the standard access obligations in respect of the supply of the Public Switched Telephone Network Originating Access (PSTN OA) service. The individual exemptions are subject to certain conditions and limitations and apply to:

Regulatory accounting framework Communications Review Finalised

The ACCC first introduced the RAF RKR in 1999. The RKR set up a vertical and horizontal accounting separation model requiring separate reporting of asset, revenue and cost information for wholesale and retail activities.

Local carriage service & wholesale line rental pricing principles & indicative prices 2008-09 Communications Price determination Finalised

The ACCC has taken the submissions into account in developing the final pricing principles and indicative prices. The final report was released on 6 August 2008.

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.

Letter pricing 2008 Postal services Price notification Finalised

On 5 February 2008, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification which proposed an increase in the basic postage rate (BPR) from 50 to 55 cents.

Interstate Rail access undertaking 2007 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
15 Oct 2007

On 8 June 2007, ARTC lodged an access undertaking application with the ACCC for assessment

Unconditioned Local Loop Service pricing principles & indicative prices 2008-09 Communications Review Finalised

In November 2007, as part of the ACCC's strategic review of the regulation of fixed services, the ACCC issued an Unconditioned Local Loop Service (ULLS) pricing principles determination. The final report was released on 4 June 2008.

Telecommunications transmission capacity service cost model & documentation Communications Price determination Finalised

The ACCC released the final version of the telecommunications transmission cost model in April 2008. The model was designed with the flexibility to calculate cost-based pricing for backhaul on any land based (terrestrial) or under sea (submarine) telecommunications transmission route in Australia.

G9 FANOC - Fibre to the node SAU Communications Access undertaking Withdrawn

On 10 March 2008, FANOC formally advised that it was withdrawing the Special Access Undertaking.

Unleaded petrol price inquiry 2007 Fuel Inquiry Finalised

On 15 June 2007 the then Treasurer approved an ACCC price inquiry into the price of unleaded petrol.

Mobile terminating access service (MTAS) 2007 pricing principles and the WIK model Communications Price determination Finalised

After considering interested parties’ submissions, the ACCC released the Draft MTAS pricing principles determination for the period 1 July 2007 to 31 December 2008.