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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 151CMA

Public reports about competition in the telecommunications industry

             (1)  The Commission must monitor, and report to the Minister on, such matters relating to competition in the telecommunications industry as are specified in a determination made by the Minister for the purposes of this subsection.

Note:          For examples of matters that may be specified in a determination under subsection (1), see section 151CMC.

             (2)  Reports under subsection (1) are to be given to the Minister in respect of such regular intervals as are specified in a determination made by the Minister for the purposes of this subsection.

             (3)  Reports under subsection (1) must comply with such requirements in relation to the protection of confidential information as are specified in a determination made by the Minister for the purposes of this subsection. For this purpose, information is confidential information if, and only if, the publication of the information could reasonably be expected to prejudice substantially the commercial interests of a person.

             (4)  The Commission must give a report under subsection (1) to the Minister as soon as practicable after the end of the regular interval to which the report relates.

             (5)  The Minister must cause a copy of a report under subsection (1) to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after receiving the report.

             (6)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make a determination for the purposes of subsection (1), (2) or (3).

             (7)  In this section:

"telecommunications industry " has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications Act 1997 .



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