Industry

Extension of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (to February 2019)

On 16 November 2018 ARTC submitted an application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking by two months until 28 February 2019.

On 20 November 2018 the ACCC sent a letter to stakeholders seeking comments on ARTC's proposal. Submissions were due by 4 December 2018.

On 12 December 2018, the ACCC consented to ARTC's application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking to extend the term to 28 February 2019.

Quarterly report on the Australian petroleum market - December quarter 2018

The fifth quarterly report under the petrol monitoring arrangements announced by the then Treasurer, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, in December 2017.

ACCCount 1 October to 31 December 2018

ACCCount details the ACCC's activities in the enforcement of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, merger reviews, compliance actions, adjudication issues, economic regulation and international involvement.

Telstra's structural separation undertaking 2017-18

The ACCC has prepared this report based on whether in its view, on the balance of probabilities, a breach of the SSU occurred.

ACCC to focus on franchisors' disclosure in the food services sector

Café, restaurant and take away food services industries will be the target of the ACCC’s next round of Franchising Code compliance checks.

The ACCC has responsibility for regulating the Franchising Code of Conduct in Australia, which includes conducting an active compliance check program.

“The ACCC receives more franchising code related reports from café, restaurant and take-away food franchisees than any other sector, and for this reason franchisors operating in this sector will be the target of our next round of checks” Deputy Chair Mick Keogh said.

Consultation paper

On 18 February 2019, the ACCC released a public consultation paper, draft Record Keeping Rule (RKR) documents and templates as part of a consultation process for its proposed Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Services RKRs.