On 24 October 2017 the ACCC released a public consultation paper regarding its proposal to update and make amendments to the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets - Record Keeping Rules 2013 (Infrastructure RKR).
On 11 October 2017 the ACCC revoked the exemption granted to Patrick at its Berth 29, Port Adelaide facility. The ACCC was satisfied that the reasons for granting the exemption no longer applied as Patrick ceased operating as the port service provider at this port terminal facility.
On 11 October 2017 the ACCC made a final determination granting exempt service provider status to LINX in relation to its port terminal facility at Berth 29, Port Adelaide.
On 11 October 2017 the ACCC granted exempt service provider status to LINX Cargo Care Group at its Berth 29, Port Adelaide facility. Exempt service providers do not have to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.
On 16 October 2017 the ACCC released its preliminary report for the Inquiry following the report being provided to the Treasurer. Submissions to the preliminary report will close on 17 November 2017.
The ACCC is consulting further on variations to the NBN SIO RKR, including variations to the definitions and structure of the RKR and more detailed reporting requirements.
On 18 September 2017 the ACCC extended the operation of the NBN SIO RKR after considering submissions received during the June 2017 consultation.
On 19 April 2017 the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the supply of and demand for wholesale gas in Australia, as well as to publish regular information on the supply and pricing of gas for the next three years.