From:                                         Adjudication

Sent:                                           Monday, 14 September 2015 2:57 PM

To:                                               ''

Subject:                                     Third line forcing notifications N98543-N98544 lodged by Menulog Pty Ltd and Spencer Michael Walden trading as Chocolab [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]


Security Classification:       For Official Use Only


Dear Ms Hurst

I refer to the third line forcing notifications lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) by Menulog Pty Ltd and Spencer Michael Walden trading as Chocolab on 07 September 2015.   They have been allocated the registration numbers N98543 and N98544.  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 Tess Macrae on (03) 9290 1835 or by email to if you have any questions about this matter.




Dr Richard Chadwick
General Manager | Adjudication Branch
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 |