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.
On 25 September 2017, the ACCC released its first interim report of its inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The report focuses on likely supply and demand conditions in the east coast gas market for 2018.
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.