St Vincent's Health Australia Ltd (formerly Sisters of Charity Health Service Limited) - Authorisation - A91099

Summary

On 8 August 2008, St Vincent's Health Australia Ltd (SVHA) (formerly Sisters of Charity Health Service Limited) lodged an application for revocation and substitution. In broad terms, SVHA seeks authorisation for a network of Catholic health facilities, represented by the Catholic Negotiating Alliance (CNA) to:
- collectively bargain with health funds and the Repatriation Commission
- share particular information for the purpose of benchmarking
- collectively bargain with suppliers of various goods and services
- collectively boycott health funds and the Repatriation Commission in the event that collective negotiations fail
- collectively boycott health funds if they do not agree to facilitate the information sharing arrangements
- collectively boycott suppliers in the event that collective negotiations fail.

On 29 January 2009 the ACCC issued a determination:
- granting authorisation for five years to the collective bargaining and information sharing arrangements
- denying authorisation to the collective boycott arrangements.

Applicant(s)

  • Sisters of Charity Health Care Service Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91099

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