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.

Network - issue 69

Issue 69 of the Utility Regulators Forum newsletter Network.

Bulk grain ports monitoring report 2017-18

Report into the bulk wheat port export activity for the shipping year 2017-18.

Decision

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.

Inquiry into access conditions for Telstra's regulated fixed line services

The ACCC has commenced a public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for Telstra’s six fixed line services and for wholesale ADSL.

The fixed-line services allow other telecommunications companies to use Telstra's existing copper network facilities to provide voice and broadband services to retail customers.

“Our inquiry will consider the terms and conditions that should be covered in the FAD, including the prices for the services and non-price terms and conditions of access,” ACCC Commissioner Roger Featherston said.

Petrol price cycles in Australia

A report on petrol price cycles in Australia, which examines how price cycles occur, how they have changed over time and how consumers can use them to save money when they buy petrol.