This week’s release of the ACCC’s annual container stevedoring monitoring report represents the latest regulatory snapshot on issues involving access to port terminals. In this latest report, the ACCC continues to have the stevedores’ infrastructure levy charges on its radar.
In partnership with Synergies Economic Consulting, ACRI formally released the results of its rail industry survey. The survey was the first of its kind to gather feedback on the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Download the survey here or from the ACRI website
This policy update provides a brief and general review of the most recent policies, strategies and initiatives announced in the lead up to the Federal election.
On 10 June 2016, the QCA released its final decision on Queensland Rail’s (QR’s) draft access undertaking proposal (DAU), submitted in May 1015. This has been a lengthy process, having initially kicked off when QR submitted its initial DAU in March 2012 for an intended commencement date of June 2013. The QCA now requires that […]
On 31 May 2016, the Australian Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) released its Decision to uphold Glencore’s appeal against the Commonwealth Treasurer’s January 2016 decision to not declare the channel services at the Port of Newcastle under the National Access Regime (NAR). The Tribunal has determined that all the declaration criteria have been satisfied.
Since 2007 a network of 770 Indigenous rangers has been established under the Australian Government’s Working on Country program. This report draws on the literature and case studies to build a balanced, objective picture of the economic and social benefits of employing Indigenous rangers to undertake land and sea management. We explore the various factors underpinning […]
On 15 October 2015, the Northern Territory (NT) Government announced the successful bidder for the Port of Darwin – Landbridge Group, based in the People’s Republic of China. The deal is $508 million for an 80% stake in the port, which places the full port value at approximately $630, eclipsing analysts’ estimates of a sale […]
On 8 October 2015, the QCA released its draft decision on Queensland Rail’s (QR’s) most recent draft access undertaking proposal (DAU). This is QR’s first access undertaking since its separation from Aurizon in 2010, and has had a protracted and contentious development process, with QR submitting its first DAU in March 2012 for an intended […]