Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Telstra - Line sharing service undertaking 2003 Communications Access undertaking Finalised

In September 2003 Telstra lodged an access undertaking with the ACCC specifying the terms and conditions upon which it undertakes to meet its standard access obligations to supply the line sharing service (LSS). The terms and conditions primarily relate to the pricing of the LSS and not to other matters of supply. The undertakings include service descriptions and a price list specifying Telstra’s proposed charges for the service outlined in the service description.

The ACCC released a discussion paper on Telstra's access undertaking for the LSS in December 2003.

Airservices Australia Yulara airport 2004 Airports Price notification Finalised

On 3 May 2004, the ACCC released its decision not to object to the proposed price on the Ayers Rock Airport ARFF price notification.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2003-04 Communications Access declaration Finalised

Following a public inquiry in 2003-04, a new declaration for the domestic transmission capacity service started on 1 April 2004 and expired on 31 March 2009.

Dispute resolution guidelines review Communications Review Ongoing

The ACCC released the current guide to the resolution of telecommunications access disputes in March 2004.

Accounting separation regime framework review Communications Review Finalised

The ACCC has consulted with industry regarding the process involved in developing the initial and subsequent accounting separation reports.

Telstra core services access undertaking Communications Access undertaking Finalised

In December 2004 the ACCC released a final decision reiterating its draft views on LCS and PSTN.

Local number portability review & pricing principles Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC has outlined a number of pricing principles guidelines to refer to if required to arbitrate a number portability dispute.

Model price terms and conditions Communications Price determination Finalised

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

Bundling in telecommunications markets Communications Information paper Finalised

In August 2003 the ACCC released an information paper on bundling in the telecommunications industry.

Airservices Australia 2003 Airports Price notification Finalised

The ACCC released its final decision on 26 June 2003.

May variation of 2002 IAU Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
7 May 2003

ARTC applied for a slight variation to the Interstate Rail access undertaking 2002 on 4 March 2003

Reply paid 2003 Postal services Price notification Finalised
16 April 2003

On 26 March 2003 Australia Post provided the ACCC with a formal notification proposing to restructure the price of Reply Paid mail.

Letter pricing 2002 Postal services Price notification Finalised

In April 2002 Australia Post advised the ACCC of its intention to lodge a price notification under s. 22 of the Prices Surveillance Act.

Mobile terminating & originating access pricing principles Communications Price determination Finalised

In March 2002 the ACCC varied the GSM termination services declaration to make it technology neutral.