Review of decisions by the Registrar of Liner Shipping

Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Part X) provides that applications may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for review of a reviewable decision. A reviewable decision means a decision by the Registrar of Liner Shipping under Part X, other than a decision to provisionally or finally register a conference agreement or a decision as to the form of a register (section 10.84).

Section 10.84 of Part X provides:

10.84 Review of decisions of Registrar

  1. Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of
    a reviewable decision.
  2. In subsection (1):
    decision has the same meaning as in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975.
    reviewable decision means a decision of the Registrar under this Part, other than:
    1. a decision to provisionally or finally register a conference agreement; or
    2. a decision as to the form of a register.

Section 10.85 of Part X provides:

Section 10.85 Statement to accompany notices of Registrar

  1. Where the Registrar makes a reviewable decision (within the meaning of section 10.84) and gives to a person whose interests are affected by the decision written notice of the making of the decision, the notice must include:
    1. a statement to the effect that application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal under the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 for review of a decision of the Registrar under this Part; and
    2. a statement to the effect that a person who is entitled to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision may, under section 28 of that Act, request a statement that includes reasons for the decision.
  2. Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply in relation to a case to which subsection 28(4) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 applies.
  3. A contravention of subsection (1) in relation to a decision does not affect the validity of the decision.

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Last Updated: 4 April, 2018