Industry

Rules Outline

The Rules Outline sets out the ACCC’s current position on the CDR Rules, which are expected to be published for consultation in the first quarter of 2019. The Rules Outline is intended to provide guidance to stakeholders, including designated data holders, potential data recipients and consumers, on what the rules will require of CDR participants.

Quarterly report on the Australian petroleum market - September quarter 2018

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

Investment required for lower priced gas

Gas users’ longer-term concerns about prices in the east coast gas market could be alleviated if there is timely investment in gas development and key infrastructure, according to the Gas Inquiry 2017-20 Interim Report released by the ACCC today.

Suppliers expect to produce sufficient gas in the east coast to meet the expected demand in 2019, but domestic prices remain too high for many gas users.

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.