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Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

Section 95AB


The provision

In this Division

authorisation means an authorisation granted under this Division.

business day means a day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday, or a public holiday in the Australian Capital Territory.

clearance means a clearance granted under this Division.

merger authorisation register means the register kept under section 95AZ. merger clearance register means the register kept under section 95AH.

minor variation, in relation to a clearance or an authorisation, is a single variation that does not involve a material change in the effect of the clearance or authorisation.


Legislative history



Division 3 of Part VII of the Act was introduced in 2006 following recommendations by the Dawson Committee. The Division allows parties to apply for 'formal clearance' of their mergers and provides that merger authorisation applicatons proceed directly to the Australian Competition Tribunal, rather than the ACCC at first instance with the opportunity of appeal to the Tribunal.

See mergers page.