ihail Pty Ltd seeks authorisation for a joint venture between a number of taxi companies and other participants in the taxi industry to launch the ihail smartphone application within the Australian market.
A copy of the application and submission are available by following the links below.
On 17 July 2015 the ACCC decided not to grant interim authorisation to ihail Pty Ltd's proposed arrangements.
On 12 October 2015 the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to deny authorisation to the arrangements.
On 6 November 2015 ihail provided a submission in response to the ACCC's draft determination. ihail's submission proposed a number of changes to the arrangements for which authorisation is sought. The ACCC conducted a public consultation process at that time.
On 4 February 2016 ihail provided a further submission which inlcudes some addtitional changes to the ihail arrangements for which it seeks authorisation. In reponse, the ACCC conducted a short consultation process, with the deadline for submissions being 12 February 2016.
On 22 March 2016 the ACCC granted conditional authorisation for three years. A copy of the ACCC's final decision is available from the Decisions link.