Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
Application to be published on the Internet
After receiving an application for a clearance, the Commission must:
(a) subject to section 95AI (confidentiality), put a copy of the application, and accompanying information or documents, on its website; and
(b) by notice on its website, invite submissions in respect of the application within the period specified by it.
Division 3 of Part VII of the Act was introduced in 2006 following recommendations by the Dawson Committee. Subdivision B allows parties to apply for 'formal clearance' of their mergers. There is no mandatory pre-merger notification regime operating in Australia and the ACCC may still provide informal advice to parties regarding the legality of their proposed merger.
See mergers page.