Trade Practices Amendment (National Access Regime) Act 2006
Amendment bill was a response to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry - Review of the National Access Regime.
Amends s 29O providing additional matters that the NCC may include in its Annual Report
Provides an objects provision into Part IIIA (Access) via a new s 44AA:
Objects of this Part
"The objects of this Part are to:
(a) promote the economically efficient operation of, use of and investment in the infrastructure by which services are provided, thereby promoting effective competition in upstream and downstream markets; and
(b) provide a framework and guiding principles to encourage a consistent approach to access regulation in each industry. "
Provides additional definitions re: access into s 44B
Provides for target time limits for decisions relating to access.
More detail forthcoming