On 20 October 2015, the QCA received a joint letter from Pacific National, Rio Tinto and Aurizon Network seeking approval of a proposed change to the way the parties apply, and the QCA treats, short term transfer fees under UT2 access agreements.
Transfer fees affect revenue adjustment amounts. The issue was discussed in the QCA's Final Decision on QR Network's 2010 DAU.
We sought comments from stakeholders on the matters covered in this letter (available for download below), by 18 December 2015. We received submissions from Anglo American, Asciano, Aurizon Operations, BMA, Rio Tinto and Wealth Resources. These submissions are available for download below. The QCA has provided in-principle approval of the proposal. This decision is also available for download below.