Home Page / Legislation / Competition and Consumer Act 2010 / s 29B

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

Section 29B
Functions and powers of Council

 

The provision

(1) The Council’s functions include:

(a) carrying out research into matters referred to the Council by the Minister; and

(b) providing advice on matters referred to the Council by the Minister.

(2) The Council may:

(a) perform any function conferred on it by a law of the Commonwealth, or of a State or Territory; and

(b) exercise any power:

(i) conferred by that law to facilitate the performance of that function; or

(ii) necessary or convenient to permit the performance of that function.

(2A) The Council must not, under subsection (2):

(a) perform a function conferred on it by a law of a State or Territory; or

(b) exercise a power that is so conferred; unless the conferral of the function or power is in accordance with the Competition Principles Agreement.

(2B) Subsection (2) does not apply to a State/Territory energy law.

Note: Section 29BA provides that a State/Territory energy law may confer functions or powers, or impose duties, on the Council.

(3) In performing its functions, the Council may co operate with a department, body or authority of the Commonwealth, of a State or of a Territory.

 

Legislative history

Forthcoming

 

Commentary

Forthcoming