Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Telstra - retail price control arrangements review 2010 Communications Review Finalised

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

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

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

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

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

GrainCorp Operations Ltd 2009 Wheat export Access undertaking Expired
29 September 2009

On 15 April 2009, GrainCorp lodged an Undertaking for assessment.

Viterra 2009 Wheat export Access undertaking Expired
29 September 2009

Viterra (AusBulk/ABB Grain Ltd) 2009

Australian Competition Tribunal orders in relation to WLR, LCS & PSTN OA service access exemption Communications Access exemption Finalised

The exemptions provisions relating to the WLR, LCS and PSTN OA services have been removed from the relevant final access determinations as of 17 December 2011. The exemptions no longer apply in any Exchange Service Areas.

Water market rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised

In December 2007, the minister wrote to the ACCC requesting advice on the water market rules as required under ss.98(1) of the Water Act 2007 by December 2008.

Fixed network services declaration inquiry Communications Access declaration Finalised

On 15 July 2009, the ACCC issued a final decision to extend the declaration of each of the six fixed-line services for a period of five years until 31 July 2014.

Possible variation of the ULLS declaration 2007 Communications Access declaration Historical
May 2007

The ACCC's final view is that it is not satisfied that varying the ULLS service description at this time would promote the long-term interests of end users.

Water charge (termination fees) rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised

Rules governing termination fees have been developed to ensure there is a balance between the interests of irrigators who are exiting an irrigation district and irrigators that wish to remain.

Mobile Terminating Access Service declaration review - 2009 Communications Access declaration Finalised

The ACCC concluded its public inquiry into the declaration of the mobile terminating access service (MTAS) by releasing its final report on 28 May 2009.

Telstra - Unconditioned local loop service access undertaking 2008 Communications Access undertaking Finalised

On 22 April 2009 the ACCC decided to reject the Undertaking. The ACCC released a final decision to reject this Telstra & ULLS Undertaking on 28 April 2009.