The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has begun its review of the retail price control arrangements that apply to Telstra.
The terms of reference of the review, which will be finalised by March 12, note that the aim is not to discontinue retail price control arrangements and that the design and level of possible price control arrangements to apply from July 2010 to June 2012 is one of the issues the ACCC should consider.
Public submissions on the retail price control arrangements that should apply to Telstra should be provided by February 12
“To assist people in making a submission, an ACCC discussion paper, and a copy of the minister's direction and explanatory statement, will be available on the ACCC's website.
The ACCC will finalise the review, which is being conducted under a direction made by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, by March 12, 2010.