Sector-specific regimes

Corones, Stephen (2014) Sector-specific regimes. In Corones, Stephen G. (Ed.) Competition Law in Australia [6th ed.]. Thomson Reuters Lawbook Co, Australia.

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Abstract

This Chapter considers a number of sector-specific access regimes that apply to infrastructure that exhibits natural monopoly characteristics. With the exception of Pt XIC of the CCA which regulates access to telecommunications infrastructure, they adopt the same form of negotiate-arbitrate model found in Pt IIIA of the CCA. In the event of a failure to negotiate commercial terms and conditions of access they allow the regulator to impose cost based (building block)tariffs. The regulator's decisions are subject to merits review and/or judicial review.

The Chapter is divided into four Parts:

• Part I considers access regulation in the electricity sector;

• Part II considers access regulation in the gas sector;

• Part III considers access regulation in the telecommunications sector; and

• Part N considers access regulation in relation to port and rail bulk supply chains.

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ID Code: 77524
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: sector-specific access regimes, sector regulation, competition law
ISBN: 9780455233789
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Commercial and Contract Law (180105)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Commercial & Property Law Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Thomson Reuters Lawbook Co
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2014 23:53
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 05:17

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