On 7 September 2017 the ACCC approved Telstra’s request for regulatory forbearance in relation to the disconnection of Commonwealth Government High Security sites.
On 13 September 2017, the ACCC issued a consultation paper on ARTC's 2014 Annual Compliance documentation submitted in 31 August 2017.
On 31 August 2017, ARTC
The 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (2011 HVAU) requires ARTC to submit documentation to the ACCC for the purposes of an annual compliance assessment. Section 4.10 and Schedule G of the 2011 HVAU requires the ACCC to determine whether ARTC has complied with the financial model and pricing principles specified in the undertaking and whether there has been any under or over recovery of revenue from users that needs to be reconciled.
The 2017 Bannerman Competition Lecture was held in Melbourne on Thursday 16 February 2017. It was delivered by Justice of the High Court of Australia, Stephen Gageler AC.
On 21 August 2017, the ACCC published guidance for retail service providers on how to advertise speeds for fixed-line broadband services, including clearly identifying typical peak speeds.
ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has welcomed the Federal Government’s reappointment of Delia Rickard as Deputy Chair of the ACCC for a period of five years.
The Government announced Delia’s reappointment today following unanimous support from the states and territories.
“Delia has made an outstanding contribution to the work of the ACCC over the past five years, particularly in relation to consumer protection,” Mr Sims said.
“Delia is a tireless advocate for consumer rights and leads the Commission’s product safety and scam disruption work.”