In accordance with Part 3A of the Competition Act 2002 (the Act), as amended, the Minister was notified on the 8 April 2016 of the proposed acquisition by INM Ltd. of Greer Publications. This followed the clearing of the proposed merger on competition grounds by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
In accordance with the Act, the Department undertook a 'Phase 1' examination of the merger in order to determine its potential effect on the plurality of media in the state. As a result of this examination the Minister made a determination, on 24 May 2016, that the proposed merger will not negatively affect the plurality of media in the state and as such that it may proceed.
Copies of the letters containing the Minister's determination can be found below:
Minister's Determination to INM Limited (PDF 60.6KB)
Minister's Determination re Certain Assets of Greer Publications (PDF 61.5KB)
M_2016_3_Phase_1_Examination_Redacted (PDF 209KB)