On 31 March 2015, the Government released the Final Report of the Competition Policy Review, an independent review conducted by Professor Ian Harper and an expert panel.

Relevant to telecommunications, the report recommends amalgamating all Australian Government price regulatory functions into a single Access and Pricing Regulator including declaration and access arbitration functions under the telecommunications access regime in Part XIC of the CCA.

The Government is now seeking feedback on the report. The closing date for submissions is 26 May 2015.

The final report can be found here and the media release here.