From:                                         Adjudication

Sent:                                           Thursday, 4 December 2014 9:26 AM

To:                                               'ben_arnall@ahl.com.au'

Subject:                                     Third line forcing notifications N98018-N98020 lodged by Amalgamated Holdings Ltd [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]

 

Security Classification:       UNCLASSIFIED For Official Use Only

 

Dear Mr Arnall

I refer to the third line forcing notifications lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) by The Greater Union Organisation, Birch Carroll and Coyle and Village Cinemas Australia on 28 November 2014.  They have been allocated the registration numbers N98018 to N98020. The notifications and this email will be placed on the ACCC’s public register which is available on the ACCC’s website.

The protection from legal action provided by the notifications commences automatically 14 days after the lodgement date, unless the ACCC objects.

On the basis of the information that you have provided, and that the parties will disclose all relevant terms and conditions to customers, the ACCC does not object to the notifications at this time.

If at any time circumstances change, or the ACCC receives further information, such that it is satisfied that the public benefits from the third line forcing conduct do not outweigh the public detriments, the ACCC may remove the protection provided by the notifications.

 

Please contact David Hatfield on (02) 6243 1266 or by email to adjudication@accc.gov.au if you have any questions about this matter.

 

Regards

 

Dr Richard Chadwick
General Manager | Adjudication Branch
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 |
http://www.accc.gov.au