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This instrument requires the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to monitor prices, costs and profits relating to the supply of goods and services by persons in the air passenger transport service industry, with special consideration to be given to monitoring domestic air passenger transport services and related goods and services.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 03
Registered 19 Jun 2020

 

Competition and Consumer (Price Monitoring—Domestic Air Passenger Transport) Direction 2020

I, Josh Frydenberg, Treasurer, give the following direction to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Dated               19 June 2020

 

Josh Frydenberg

Treasurer

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Price monitoring of domestic air passenger transport services and related goods and services                                                                                                                                                                  3

5............ Object............................................................................................................................ 3

6............ Commission to monitor prices....................................................................................... 3

7............ Direction to give special consideration to specified matters........................................... 3

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Competition and Consumer (Price Monitoring—Domestic Air Passenger Transport) Direction 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of the instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

4  Definitions

Note:       Expressions have the same meaning in this instrument as in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 as in force from time to time—see paragraph 13(1)(b) of the Legislation Act 2003.

                   In this instrument:

air passenger transport service industry means the industry comprised of those parts of the air and space transport class 4900 that relate to the supply of air passenger transport services, as classified in ANZSIC.

ANZSIC means the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (1292.0) published by the Australian Statistician, as revised and in force on the day this instrument commences.

Note:          In 2020, the text of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 was accessible through the Australian Bureau of Statistics website (http://www.abs.gov.au).

domestic air passenger transport service means an air passenger transport service to the extent that it is provided for the purposes of air passenger transport between places within Australia.

exempt supply has the same meaning as in Part VIIA of the Act.

goods has the same meaning as in Part VIIA of the Act.

person has the same meaning as in Part VIIA of the Act.

price has the same meaning as in Part VIIA of the Act.

quarter means a period of 3 months ending on 31 March, 30 June, 30 September or 31 December.

services has the same meaning as in Part VIIA of the Act.

State or Territory authority has the same meaning as in Part VIIA of the Act.

supply has the same meaning as in Part VIIA of the Act.

the Act means the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Part 2Price monitoring of domestic air passenger transport services and related goods and services

5  Object

                   The object of this instrument is to monitor prices, costs and profits relating to the supply of domestic air passenger transport services, and of related goods and services, for a period of 3 years.

6  Commission to monitor prices

             (1)  Under subsection 95ZE(1) of the Act, the Commission is directed:

                     (a)  to monitor prices, costs and profits relating to the supply of goods and services by persons in the air passenger transport service industry; and

                     (b)  to give the Treasurer a report on the monitoring at least once every quarter that starts during the period of 3 years beginning at the commencement of this instrument.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to:

                     (a)  an exempt supply; or

                     (b)  the supply of a good or service by a State or Territory authority.

7  Direction to give special consideration to specified matters

                   Under subsection 95ZH(1) of the Act, the Commission is directed to give special consideration to:

                     (a)  the object of this instrument; and

                     (b)  monitoring the prices, costs and profits relating to the supply of:

                              (i)  domestic air passenger transport services; and

                             (ii)  goods and services that are related to the supply of domestic air passenger transport services;

in exercising its powers and performing its functions under Part VIIA of the Act in relation to the direction in section 6.