Consideration of possible recommendation to revoke declaration of service at the Port of Newcastle

In July 2018, the Council received a submission from Port of Newcastle Operations Pty Ltd (PNO) that the Council should recommend under section 44J of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Act) that the designated Minister revoke the declaration of the shipping channel service at the Port of Newcastle. 

For a copy of PNO's submission and background information relating to this matter, please click on the Matter tab in the left navigation panel.

The Council invited submissions from interested parties on whether the Council should make a revocation recommendation, particularly submissions addressing the declaration criteria in section 44CA of the Act, by 8 August 2018.

Submissions and correspondence received by the Council have been published under the Matter tab.

After considering all submissions, the Council intends to release a statement of its preliminary views and invite further submissions before making its decision whether to make a revocation recommendation to the designated Minister. The Council considers that the designated Minister is the Commonwealth Minister in accordance with section 44D(1) of the Act.