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The Tribunal is an independent statutory tribunal that hears applications for the authorisation of company mergers and acquisitions which would otherwise be prohibited under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The Tribunal also considers appeals on certain decisions of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), including decisions to grant or refuse merger clearances, reviews of decisions under Part IIIA of the Act (national access regime), and other authorisation decisions made by the ACCC. The Tribunal includes a President, and as many deputy presidents and other members as appointed by the Governor-General. The Tribunal does not publish or table an annual report but it is noted in the Federal Court of Australia Annual Report. The Federal Court of Australia provides secretariat support.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (The Tribunal was created in 1966 as the Trade Practices Tribunal and was renamed the Australian Competition Tribunal in 1995)

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    0

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Other

  • Creation Date

    2 July 1966

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair The Hon Justice John Middleton 1 July 2016 30 June 2021
Deputy Chair The Hon Justice Lindsay Foster 24 August 2017 23 August 2022
Deputy Chair The Hon. Kathleen Farrell 21 August 2013 20 August 2018
Deputy Chair The Hon Justice David Yates 25 August 2016 24 August 2021
Deputy Chair The Hon Justice Alan Robertson 25 August 2016 24 August 2021
Deputy Chair The Hon Justice Andrew Greenwood 25 August 2016 24 August 2021
Deputy President The Hon Justice Jennifer Davies 24 August 2017 23 August 2022
Member Mr. Ray Steinwall 12 December 2013 11 December 2018
Member Prof. David Round 17 July 2013 16 July 2018
Member Mr. Grant Latta AM 17 July 2013 16 July 2018
Member Mr. Robin Davey 17 July 2013 16 July 2018
Member Prof. Kevin Davis 17 August 2016 16 August 2021
Member Dr. Darryn Abraham 17 August 2016 16 August 2021
Member Mr. Rodney Shogren 13 November 2014 12 November 2019
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