Consultation on telecommunications competition conduct regulation
Consultation on telecommunications
competition conduct regulation
Turnbull Government is inviting submissions on the ongoing operation of
telecommunications conduct regulation following the release of proposed changes
to general competition law.
Treasurer today released an exposure draft bill proposing changes so that
corporations with significant market power are prohibited from engaging in
conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially lessening competition.
proposed changes would amend the misuse of market power law in section 46 of
the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, which interacts with, and has
similarities to, telecommunications-specific conduct regulation in
Part XIB of the same Act.
XIB of the Act was introduced in 1997 to support the transition to open
competition in the telecommunications sector. With the proposed changes to
section 46, there is a need to consider the operation of the
telecommunications-specific arrangements in Part XIB.
Government has released a discussion paper and is seeking comments from
stakeholders on the relevant Part XIB provisions.
stakeholders should provide their submissions to the Department of
Communications and the Arts by Friday, 30 September 2016.
The discussion paper and details on how to make
a submission are available at: www.communications.gov.au/have-your-say/consultation-telecommunications-anti-competitive-conduct-laws.