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Schedule 2—Cartels

Schedule 2 Cartels

Part 1 Amendments

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

1  Paragraph 6(2C)(h)

Omit “44ZZRD(3)(a)(iii),”, substitute “44ZZRD(3)(a)(iii) and (iv) and”.

2  At the end of paragraph 44ZZRD(3)(a)

Add:

                            (iv)  the acquisition, or likely acquisition, of goods or services from persons or classes of persons by any or all of the parties to the contract, arrangement or understanding; or

3  Paragraphs 44ZZRD(4)(c) to (e)

After “services” (last occurring), insert “in trade or commerce”.

4  Paragraph 44ZZRD(4)(f)

After “goods” (last occurring), insert “in trade or commerce”.

5  Paragraphs 44ZZRD(4)(g) and (h)

After “services” (last occurring), insert “in trade or commerce”.

6  After paragraph 44ZZRD(4)(h)

Insert:

                   (ha)  if subparagraph (3)(a)(iv) applies in relation to preventing, restricting or limiting the acquisition, or likely acquisition, of goods or services—the acquisition of those goods or services in trade or commerce; or

7  Paragraphs 44ZZRD(4)(i) and (j)

After “services” (last occurring), insert “in trade or commerce”.

8  Subsection 44ZZRD(4) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1:       Party has an extended meaning—see section 44ZZRC.

Note 2:       Trade or commerce is defined in section 4 to mean trade or commerce within Australia or between Australia and places outside Australia.

9  Subsection 44ZZRD(5)

Omit “subparagraph (3)(a)(iii),”, substitute “subparagraph (3)(a)(iii) or (iv) or”.

10  Paragraph 44ZZRD(7)(a)

Omit “subparagraph (3)(a)(iii)”, substitute “subparagraphs (3)(a)(iii) and (iv)”.

11  Subsection 44ZZRO(1)

Omit “(1)”.

12  Subsection 44ZZRO(1)

Omit “contract containing a cartel provision if”, substitute “contract, arrangement or understanding containing a cartel provision if the defendant proves that”.

13  Paragraphs 44ZZRO(1)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  the cartel provision is:

                              (i)  for the purposes of a joint venture; and

                             (ii)  reasonably necessary for undertaking the joint venture; and

                     (b)  the joint venture is for any one or more of the following:

                              (i)  production of goods;

                             (ii)  supply of goods or services;

                            (iii)  acquisition of goods or services; and

                   (ba)  the joint venture is not carried on for the purpose of substantially lessening competition; and

14  Paragraphs 44ZZRO(1)(c) and (d)

After “the contract”, insert “, arrangement or understanding”.

15  Subsection 44ZZRO(1) (note 1)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1:       A defendant bears a legal burden in relation to the matter in this section (see section 13.4 of the Criminal Code ).

16  Subsections 44ZZRO(1A) to (4)

Repeal the subsections.

17  Subsection 44ZZRP(1)

Omit “contract containing a cartel provision if”, substitute “contract, arrangement or understanding containing a cartel provision if the defendant proves that”.

18  Paragraphs 44ZZRP(1)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  the cartel provision is:

                              (i)  for the purposes of a joint venture; and

                             (ii)  reasonably necessary for undertaking the joint venture; and

                     (b)  the joint venture is for any one or more of the following:

                              (i)  production of goods;

                             (ii)  supply of goods or services;

                            (iii)  acquisition of goods or services; and

                   (ba)  the joint venture is not carried on for the purpose of substantially lessening competition; and

19  Paragraphs 44ZZRP(1)(c) and (d)

After “the contract”, insert “, arrangement or understanding”.

20  Subsections 44ZZRP(1A) to (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  A defendant who wishes to rely on subsection (1) must prove that matter on the balance of probabilities.

21  At the end of paragraph 44ZZRD(3)(a) of Schedule 1

Add:

                            (iv)  the acquisition, or likely acquisition, of goods or services from persons or classes of persons by any or all of the parties to the contract, arrangement or understanding; or

22  Paragraphs 44ZZRD(4)(c) to (e) of Schedule 1

After “services” (last occurring), insert “in trade or commerce”.

23  Paragraph 44ZZRD(4)(f) of Schedule 1

After “goods” (last occurring), insert “in trade or commerce”.

24  Paragraphs 44ZZRD(4)(g) and (h) of Schedule 1

After “services” (last occurring), insert “in trade or commerce”.

25  After paragraph 44ZZRD(4)(h) of Schedule 1

Insert:

                   (ha)  if subparagraph (3)(a)(iv) applies in relation to preventing, restricting or limiting the acquisition, or likely acquisition, of goods or services—the acquisition of those goods or services in trade or commerce; or

26  Paragraphs 44ZZRD(4)(i) and (j) of Schedule 1

After “services” (last occurring), insert “in trade or commerce”.

27  Subsection 44ZZRD(4) of Schedule 1 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1:       Party has an extended meaning—see section 44ZZRC.

Note 2:       Trade or commerce is defined in section 4 to mean trade or commerce within Australia or between Australia and places outside Australia.

28  Subsection 44ZZRD(5) of Schedule 1

Omit “subparagraph (3)(a)(iii),”, substitute “subparagraph (3)(a)(iii) or (iv) or”.

29  Paragraph 44ZZRD(7)(a) of Schedule 1

Omit “subparagraph (3)(a)(iii)”, substitute “subparagraphs (3)(a)(iii) and (iv)”.

30  Subsection 44ZZRO(1) of Schedule 1

Omit “contract containing a cartel provision if”, substitute “contract, arrangement or understanding containing a cartel provision if the defendant proves that”.

31  Paragraphs 44ZZRO(1)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  the cartel provision is:

                              (i)  for the purposes of a joint venture; and

                             (ii)  reasonably necessary for undertaking the joint venture; and

                     (b)  the joint venture is for any one or more of the following:

                              (i)  production of goods;

                             (ii)  supply of goods or services;

                            (iii)  acquisition of goods or services; and

                   (ba)  the joint venture is not carried on for the purpose of substantially lessening competition; and

32  Paragraphs 44ZZRO(1)(c) and (d) of Schedule 1

After “the contract”, insert “, arrangement or understanding”.

33  Subsections 44ZZRO(1A) to (5) of Schedule 1

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  A defendant who wishes to rely on subsection (1) must prove that matter on the balance of probabilities.

34  Subsection 44ZZRP(1) of Schedule 1

Omit “contract containing a cartel provision if”, substitute “contract, arrangement or understanding containing a cartel provision if the defendant proves that”.

35  Paragraphs 44ZZRP(1)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  the cartel provision is:

                              (i)  for the purposes of a joint venture; and

                             (ii)  reasonably necessary for undertaking the joint venture; and

                     (b)  the joint venture is for any one or more of the following:

                              (i)  production of goods;

                             (ii)  supply of goods or services;

                            (iii)  acquisition of goods or services; and

                   (ba)  the joint venture is not carried on for the purpose of substantially lessening competition; and

36  Paragraphs 44ZZRP(1)(c) and (d) of Schedule 1

After “the contract”, insert “, arrangement or understanding”.

37  Subsections 44ZZRP(1A) to (2) of Schedule 1

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  A defendant who wishes to rely on subsection (1) must prove that matter on the balance of probabilities.

Part 2 Renumbering Division 1 of Part IV and Schedule 1

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

38  Renumbering Division 1 of Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010

(1)       In this item:

Division 1 means Division 1 of Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 .

(2)       The sections of Division 1 are renumbered in a single series so that each section referred to in column 1 of an item in the following table has the number stated in column 2 of that item:

 

Renumbering Division 1 of Part IV

Item

Column 1

Current section number

Column 2

New section number

1

44ZZRA

45AA

2

44ZZRB

45AB

3

44ZZRC

45AC

4

44ZZRD

45AD

5

44ZZRE

45AE

6

44ZZRF

45AF

7

44ZZRG

45AG

8

44ZZRH

45AH

9

44ZZRI

45AI

10

44ZZRJ

45AJ

11

44ZZRK

45AK

12

44ZZRL

45AL

13

44ZZRM

45AM

14

44ZZRN

45AN

15

44ZZRO

45AO

16

44ZZRP

45AP

17

44ZZRR

45AQ

18

44ZZRS

45AR

19

44ZZRT

45AS

20

44ZZRU

45AT

21

44ZZRV

45AU

 

(3)       The subsections of each section of Division 1 that has more than one subsection are renumbered so that they bear consecutive Arabic numerals enclosed in parentheses starting with “(1)”.

(4)       The paragraphs of each section or subsection, or of each definition, of Division 1 are relettered so that they bear lower-case letters in alphabetical order enclosed in parentheses starting with “(a)”.

(5)       The subparagraphs of each paragraph of each section or subsection, or of each paragraph of each definition, of Division 1 are renumbered so that they bear consecutive lower-case Roman numerals enclosed in parentheses starting with “(i)”.

(6)       Subject to subitem (7), each provision of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 that refers to a provision that has been renumbered or relettered under this item is amended by omitting the reference and substituting a reference to the last-mentioned provision as renumbered or relettered.

(7)       Subitem (6) does not apply to a reference that is expressed as a reference to a provision as in force at a time that is before the commencement of this item.

39  Renumbering Division 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010

(1)       In this item:

Division 1 means Division 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 .

(2)       The sections of Division 1 are renumbered in a single series so that each section referred to in column 1 of an item in the following table has the number stated in column 2 of that item:

 

Renumbering Division 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1

Item

Column 1

Current section number

Column 2

New section number

1

44ZZRA

45AA

2

44ZZRB

45AB

3

44ZZRC

45AC

4

44ZZRD

45AD

5

44ZZRE

45AE

6

44ZZRF

45AF

7

44ZZRG

45AG

8

44ZZRH

45AH

9

44ZZRI

45AI

10

44ZZRJ

45AJ

11

44ZZRK

45AK

12

44ZZRL

45AL

13

44ZZRM

45AM

14

44ZZRN

45AN

15

44ZZRO

45AO

16

44ZZRP

45AP

17

44ZZRR

45AQ

18

44ZZRS

45AR

19

44ZZRT

45AS

20

44ZZRU

45AT

21

44ZZRV

45AU

 

(3)       The subsections of each section in Division 1 that has more than one subsection are renumbered so that they bear consecutive Arabic numerals enclosed in parentheses starting with “(1)”.

(4)       The paragraphs of each section or subsection, or of each definition, in Division 1 are relettered so that they bear lower-case letters in alphabetical order enclosed in parentheses starting with “(a)”.

(5)       The subparagraphs of each paragraph of each section or subsection, or of each paragraph of each definition, in Division 1 are renumbered so that they bear consecutive lower-case Roman numerals enclosed in parentheses starting with “(i)”.

(6)       Subject to subitem (7), each provision of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 that refers to a provision that has been renumbered or relettered under this item is amended by omitting the reference and substituting a reference to the last-mentioned provision as renumbered or relettered.

(7)       Subitem (6) does not apply to a reference that is expressed as a reference to a provision as in force at a time that is before the commencement of this item.

40  References in other Acts, instruments or documents to renumbered provisions

(1)       Subject to subitem (2), after the commencement of this item, a reference in an Act (other than the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ) enacted before that commencement (whether or not the provision containing that reference has come into operation), or in an instrument or document, to a provision of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 that has been renumbered or relettered under item 38 or 39 is to be construed as a reference to that provision as so renumbered or relettered.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not apply to a reference that is expressed as a reference to a provision as in force at a time that is before the commencement of this item.