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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 44PG

Review of Commission's initial decision

Application

             (1)  A person whose interests are affected by a decision of the Commission under subsection 44PA(3) may apply in writing to the Tribunal for review of the decision.

             (2)  The person must apply for review within 21 days after the Commission publishes its decision.

Review

             (3)  The review by the Tribunal is a reconsideration of the matter based on the information, reports and things referred to in section 44ZZOAA .

Note:          There are limits on the information to which the Tribunal may have regard (see section 44ZZOAA) and time limits that apply to the Tribunal's decision on the review (see section 44ZZOA).

             (4)  For the purposes of the review, the Tribunal has the same powers as the Commission.

             (5)  The member of the Tribunal presiding at the review may require the Commission to give assistance for the purposes of the review.

          (5A)  Without limiting subsection (5), the member may, by written notice, require the Commission to give information, and to make reports, of a kind specified in the notice, within the period specified in the notice, for the purposes of the review.

          (5B)  The Tribunal must:

                     (a)  give a copy of the notice to:

                              (i)  the person who applied for review; and

                             (ii)  the person who made the application under subsection 44PA(1) requesting approval of a tender process as a competitive tender process; and

                            (iii)  any other person who has been made a party to the proceedings for review by the Tribunal; and

                     (b)  publish, by electronic or other means, the notice.

Tribunal's decision

             (6)  If the Commission refused to approve a tender process as a competitive tender process, the Tribunal must, by writing:

                     (a)  affirm the Commission's decision; or

                     (b)  set aside the Commission's decision and approve the process as a competitive tender process.

             (7)  A decision of the Tribunal to approve a process as a competitive tender process is taken to be a decision by the Commission for all purposes of this Part (except this section).

             (8)  If the Commission approved a tender process as a competitive tender process, the Tribunal must, by writing, affirm or set aside the Commission's decision.

Note:          If the Tribunal sets aside a decision of the Commission to approve a tender process as a competitive tender process, the Commission's decision is no longer in force. This means the designated Minister is no longer prevented by subsection 44H(3A) from declaring a service provided by means of the facility concerned.



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