2018 compliance & enforcement priorities

In his annual CEDA address, Chairman Rod Sims launched the ACCC's 2018 Compliance and Enforcement policy. This year, the ACCC will focus on consumer issues in broadband services and energy, competition in the financial services and commercial construction sectors, systemic consumer guarantee issues, and conduct that may contravene the new misuse of market power and concerted practices provisions.

Federal Court rejects Vodafone’s judicial review of roaming inquiry

The Federal Court of Australia has today dismissed Vodafone Hutchison Australia’s (VHA) application for judicial review of the ACCC’s conduct in holding a public inquiry and making a draft decision not to declare a domestic mobile roaming service.

The ACCC published the draft decision in May 2017, in which it reached the preliminary view that there was insufficient evidence that the declaration of a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service would promote the long-term interests of end users (LTIE).

2017 Infrastructure RKR amendments

The ACCC has amended the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets - Record Keeping Rules 2013 (Infrastructure RKR) following a public consultation process. The amendments updates the list of record keepers required to report under the Infrastructure RKR and clarifies the information required to be reported on mobile and fibre to the building infrastructure, and geographic boundaries for customer access networks.