The Uniting Church in Australia National Assembly (UCANA)

Summary

The Uniting Church in Australia National Assembly by UCA Assembly Limited (UCANA) is seeking authorisation (in respect of all legal entities that comprise the Uniting Church of Australia (UCA)) for the establishment of a National Insurance Program (NIP). The NIP will operate as a vehicle through which the parties would collectively negotiate, procure and maintain insurance and insurance-related products and services for the UCANA, the relevant Synods and their constituent boards, agencies, presbyteries, congregations and other groups within their care. The NIP will be established as a joint venture between the UCANA and the relevant Synods, created by a 'Co-Operation Agreement'. The UCANA is seeking authorisation for six years.

On 2 August, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to enable separate legal entities that comprise the Uniting Church in Australia to collectively negotiate, procure and maintain insurance products and services. The ACCC proposes to grant authorisation for six years.

The ACCC invites submissions on the application and in relation to this draft determination by 19 August 2019, and expects to release a final determination in September or October 2019.

26 June 2019

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

2 August 2019

Draft determination.

August 2019

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

September 2019

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

September 2019

Final determination.

Applicant(s)

  • The Uniting Church in Australia National Assembly

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000447-1

Applications

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Decisions

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Consultations

ACCC correspondence