On 31 March 2017, the ACCC released its final determination on ARTC's compliance for the 2014 calendar year. The ACCC's final determination document is provided below.
The 2017 event was held on Wednesday 15 March at ZINC at Federation Square in Melbourne.
Traders and growers need to keep a written record of any other grower or trader they deal with for at least six years. In addition there are specific record keeping obligations for both traders and growers.
On 31 January 2017, Telstra provided the ACCC with a proposed Required Measure 5(C) that details the managed disconnection process Telstra will use for the direct Special Services and Special Service Inputs covered by NBN Co’s White Paper 2 – for ATM over copper.
On 9 February 2017, Telstra also provided the ACCC with a proposed Required Measure 5(D) that details the managed disconnection process of Special Services covered by NBN Co’s White Papers 3 and 4.
We have a range of enforcement options available to us, including issuing warnings, investigating the conduct, issuing infringement notices or commencing legal proceeding.
Under the Horticulture Code growers and traders can use any procedures they choose to resolve a dispute. However, the Code has a dispute resolution process that must be followed if it is initiated by one of the parties.
The Horticulture Code requires growers and traders to have a written contract, called a Horticulture produce Agreement (HPA) before they can trade with each other..
Under the Horticulture Code, traders and growers must deal with each other in good faith. Failure to deal in good faith can lead to penalties for breaching the Code.
The terms of reference for the inquiry were announced on 27 March 2017.