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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010

Table of Provisions

PART I--PRELIMINARY

  • 1 Short title  
  • 2 Object of this Act  
  • 2A Application of Act to Commonwealth and Commonwealth authorities  
  • 2B Application of Act to States and Territories  
  • 2BA Application of Part IV to local government bodies  
  • 2C Activities that are not business  
  • 3 Repeal  
  • 4 Interpretation  
  • 4A Subsidiary, holding and related bodies corporate  
  • 4B Consumers  
  • 4C Acquisition, supply and re-supply  
  • 4E Market  
  • 4F References to purpose or reason  
  • 4G Lessening of competition to include preventing or hindering competition  
  • 4H Application of Act in relation to leases and licences of land and buildings  
  • 4J Joint ventures  
  • 4K Loss or damage to include injury  
  • 4KA Definitions etc. that do not apply in Part XI or Schedule 2  
  • 4L Severability  
  • 4M Saving of law relating to restraint of trade and breaches of confidence  
  • 4N Extended application of Part IIIA  
  • 5 Extended application of this Act to conduct outside Australia  
  • 6 Extended application of this Act to persons who are not corporations  
  • 6AA Application of the Criminal Code  

PART II--THE AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION

PART IIA--THE NATIONAL COMPETITION COUNCIL

PART III--THE AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION TRIBUNAL

PART IIIAA--THE AUSTRALIAN ENERGY REGULATOR (AER)

Division 1--Preliminary

Division 2--Establishment of the AER

  • 44AE Establishment of the AER  
  • 44AF AER to hold money and property on behalf of the Commonwealth  
  • 44AG Constitution of the AER  

Division 3--Functions and powers of the AER

  • 44AH Commonwealth functions  
  • 44AI Commonwealth consent to conferral of functions etc. on AER  
  • 44AIA No merits review of AER decisions  
  • 44AJ How duty is imposed  
  • 44AK When a State/Territory energy law etc. imposes a duty  
  • 44AL Powers of the AER  

Division 4--Administrative provisions relating to the AER

Subdivision A--Appointment etc
  • 44AM Appointment of Commonwealth AER members  
  • 44AO Acting appointment of Commonwealth AER member  
  • 44AP Appointment of State/Territory AER members  
  • 44AQ Acting appointment of State/Territory AER member  
  • 44AR AER Chair  
  • 44ARA AER Deputy Chair  
  • 44ARB AER Deputy Chair to act as the AER Chair  
  • 44AS Acting AER Deputy Chair  
  • 44AT Remuneration of AER members  
  • 44AU Additional remuneration of AER Chair  
  • 44AV Leave of absence  
  • 44AW Other terms and conditions  
  • 44AX Outside employment  
  • 44AY Disclosure of interests  
  • 44AZ Resignation  
  • 44AAB Termination of appointment  
  • Subdivision B--Staff etc
  • 44AAC Staff etc. to assist the AER  
  • Subdivision C--Meetings of the AER etc
  • 44AAD Meetings  
  • 44AAE Resolutions without meetings  
  • 44AAEA Arbitration  
  • Subdivision CA--Divisions of the AER
  • 44AAEB Divisions of the AER--functions and powers under a law of the Commonwealth  
  • 44AAEC Divisions of the AER--functions and powers under a State/Territory energy law or a local energy instrument  
  • Subdivision D--Miscellaneous
  • 44AAF Confidentiality  
  • 44AAFA Power of AER to obtain information and documents  
  • 44AAFB Failure to comply with notice to give information etc. is an offence  
  • 44AAFC AER may inspect, copy and retain documents  
  • 44AAG Federal Court may make certain orders  
  • 44AAGA Federal Court may order disconnection if an event specified in the National Electricity Rules occurs  
  • 44AAH Delegation by the AER  
  • 44AAI Fees  
  • 44AAK Regulations may deal with transitional matters  

PART IIIAB--APPLICATION OF THE FINANCE LAW

  • 44AAL Application of the finance law  

PART IIIA--ACCESS TO SERVICES

Division 1--Preliminary

Division 2--Declared services

Subdivision A--Recommendation by the Council
  • 44F Person may request recommendation  
  • 44FA Council may request information  
  • 44G Criteria for the Council recommending declaration of a service  
  • 44GA Time limit for Council recommendations  
  • 44GB Council may invite public submissions on the application  
  • 44GC Council must publish its recommendation  
  • Subdivision B--Declaration by the designated Minister
  • 44H Designated Minister may declare a service  
  • 44HA Designated Minister must publish his or her decision  
  • 44I Duration and effect of declaration  
  • 44J Revocation of declaration  
  • 44K Review of declaration  
  • 44KA Tribunal may stay operation of declaration  
  • 44KB Tribunal may order costs be awarded  
  • 44L Review of decision not to revoke a declaration  

Division 2AA--Services that are ineligible to be declared

Subdivision A--Scope of Division
  • 44LA Constitutional limits on operation of this Division  
  • Subdivision B--Ineligibility recommendation by Council
  • 44LB Ineligibility recommendation  
  • 44LC Council may request information  
  • 44LD Time limit for Council recommendations  
  • 44LE Council may invite public submissions on the application  
  • 44LF Council must publish its recommendation  
  • Subdivision C--Designated Minister's decision on ineligibility
  • 44LG Designated Minister's decision on ineligibility  
  • 44LH Designated Minister must publish his or her decision  
  • Subdivision D--Revocation of ineligibility decision
  • 44LI Revocation of ineligibility decision  
  • Subdivision E--Review of decisions
  • 44LJ Review of ineligibility decisions  
  • 44LK Review of decision to revoke or not revoke an ineligibility decision  
  • Subdivision F--Other matters
  • 44LL Ineligibility decisions subject to alteration, cancellation etc.  

Division 2A--Effective access regimes

Subdivision A--Recommendation by Council
  • 44M Recommendation for a Ministerial decision on effectiveness of access regime  
  • 44MA Council may request information  
  • Subdivision B--Decision by Commonwealth Minister
  • 44N Ministerial decision on effectiveness of access regime  
  • Subdivision C--Extensions of Commonwealth Minister's decision
  • 44NA Recommendation by Council  
  • 44NAA Council may request information  
  • 44NB Decision by the Commonwealth Minister  
  • Subdivision CA--Revocation of Commonwealth Minister's decision
  • 44NBA Recommendation by Council  
  • 44NBB Council may request information  
  • 44NBC Decision by the Commonwealth Minister  
  • Subdivision D--Procedural provisions
  • 44NC Time limit for Council recommendations  
  • 44NE Council may invite public submissions  
  • 44NF Publication--Council  
  • 44NG Publication--Commonwealth Minister  
  • Subdivision E--Review of decisions
  • 44O Review of Ministerial decision on effectiveness of access regime  
  • Subdivision F--State or Territory ceasing to be a party to Competition Principles Agreement
  • 44P State or Territory ceasing to be a party to Competition Principles Agreement  

Division 2B--Competitive tender processes for government owned facilities

Division 2C--Register of decisions and declarations

  • 44Q Register of decisions, declarations and ineligibility decisions  

Division 3--Access to declared services

Subdivision A--Scope of Division
  • 44R Constitutional limits on operation of this Division  
  • Subdivision B--Notification of access disputes
  • 44S Notification of access disputes  
  • 44T Withdrawal of notifications  
  • Subdivision C--Arbitration of access disputes
  • 44U Parties to the arbitration  
  • 44V Determination by Commission  
  • 44W Restrictions on access determinations  
  • 44X Matters that the Commission must take into account  
  • 44XA Time limit for Commission's final determination  
  • 44Y Commission may terminate arbitration in certain cases  
  • 44YA Commission must terminate arbitration if declaration varied or set aside by Tribunal  
  • Subdivision D--Procedure in arbitrations
  • 44Z Constitution of Commission for conduct of arbitration  
  • 44ZA Member of the Commission presiding at an arbitration  
  • 44ZB Reconstitution of Commission  
  • 44ZC Determination of questions  
  • 44ZD Hearing to be in private  
  • 44ZE Right to representation  
  • 44ZF Procedure of Commission  
  • 44ZG Particular powers of Commission  
  • 44ZH Power to take evidence on oath or affirmation  
  • 44ZI Failing to attend as a witness  
  • 44ZJ Failing to answer questions etc.  
  • 44ZK Intimidation etc.  
  • 44ZL Party may request Commission to treat material as confidential  
  • 44ZM Sections 18 and 19 do not apply to the Commission in an arbitration  
  • 44ZN Parties to pay costs of an arbitration  
  • 44ZNA Joint arbitration hearings  
  • Subdivision DA--Arbitration reports
  • 44ZNB Arbitration reports  
  • Subdivision E--Effect of determinations
  • 44ZO Operation of final determinations  
  • 44ZOA Effect and duration of interim determinations  
  • Subdivision F--Review of final determinations
  • 44ZP Review by Tribunal  
  • 44ZQ Provisions that do not apply in relation to a Tribunal review  
  • 44ZR Appeals to Federal Court from determinations of the Tribunal  
  • 44ZS Operation and implementation of a determination that is subject to appeal  
  • 44ZT Transmission of documents  
  • Subdivision G--Variation and revocation of determinations
  • 44ZU Variation of final determinations  
  • 44ZUA Variation and revocation of interim determinations  

Division 4--Registered contracts for access to declared services

Division 5--Hindering access to declared services

  • 44ZZ Prohibition on hindering access to declared services  

Division 6--Access undertakings and access codes for services

Subdivision A--Giving of access undertakings and access codes
  • 44ZZA Access undertakings by providers  
  • 44ZZAAA Proposed amendments to access undertakings  
  • 44ZZAAB Access undertakings containing fixed principles  
  • 44ZZAA Access codes prepared by industry bodies  
  • 44ZZAB Commission may rely on industry body consultations  
  • Subdivision B--Effect of access undertakings and access codes
  • 44ZZBA When access undertakings and access codes come into operation  
  • Subdivision C--Extensions of access undertakings and access codes
  • 44ZZBB Extensions of access undertakings and access codes  
  • Subdivision D--Procedural provisions
  • 44ZZBC Time limit for Commission decisions  
  • 44ZZBCA Commission may request information  
  • 44ZZBD Commission may invite public submissions  
  • 44ZZBE Commission must publish its decisions  
  • Subdivision E--Review of decisions
  • 44ZZBF Review of decisions  
  • Subdivision F--Register of access undertakings and access codes
  • 44ZZC Register of access undertakings and access codes  

Division 6A--Pricing principles for access disputes and access undertakings or codes

  • 44ZZCA Pricing principles for access disputes and access undertakings or codes  

Division 6B--Overlap among determinations, registered contracts, access undertakings and Tribunal review

  • 44ZZCB Deferring access disputes or access undertakings  
  • 44ZZCBA Deferral of arbitration if review is underway  
  • 44ZZCC Overlap between determinations and access undertakings  
  • 44ZZCD Overlap between registered contracts and access undertakings  

Division 7--Enforcement and remedies

  • 44ZZD Enforcement of determinations  
  • 44ZZE Enforcement of prohibition on hindering access  
  • 44ZZF Consent injunctions  
  • 44ZZG Interim injunctions  
  • 44ZZH Factors relevant to granting a restraining injunction  
  • 44ZZI Factors relevant to granting a mandatory injunction  
  • 44ZZJ Enforcement of access undertakings  
  • 44ZZK Discharge or variation of injunction or other order  

Division 8--Miscellaneous

PART IV--RESTRICTIVE TRADE PRACTICES

Division 1--Cartel conduct

Subdivision A--Introduction

Division 2--Other provisions

  • 45 Contracts, arrangements or understandings that restrict dealings or affect competition  
  • 45D Secondary boycotts for the purpose of causing substantial loss or damage  
  • 45DA Secondary boycotts for the purpose of causing substantial lessening of competition  
  • 45DB Boycotts affecting trade or commerce  
  • 45DC Involvement and liability of employee organisations  
  • 45DD Situations in which boycotts permitted  
  • 45E Prohibition of contracts, arrangements or understandings affecting the supply or acquisition of goods or services  
  • 45EA Provisions contravening section 45E not to be given effect  
  • 45EB Sections 45D to 45EA do not affect operation of other provisions of Part  
  • 46 Misuse of market power  
  • 46A Misuse of market power--corporation with substantial degree of power in trans-Tasman market  
  • 46B No immunity from jurisdiction in relation to certain New Zealand laws  
  • 47 Exclusive dealing  
  • 48 Resale price maintenance  
  • 49 Dual listed company arrangements that affect competition  
  • 50 Prohibition of acquisitions that would result in a substantial lessening of competition  
  • 50A Acquisitions that occur outside Australia  
  • 51 Exceptions  
  • 51AAA Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws  

PART IVB--INDUSTRY CODES

Division 1--Preliminary

Division 2--Contravention of industry codes

  • 51ACB Contravention of industry codes  

Division 2A--Infringement notices

  • 51ACC Purpose and effect of this Division  
  • 51ACD Issuing an infringement notice  
  • 51ACE Matters to be included in an infringement notice  
  • 51ACF Amount of penalty  
  • 51ACG Effect of compliance with an infringement notice  
  • 51ACH Effect of failure to comply with an infringement notice  
  • 51ACI Infringement notice compliance period for infringement notice  
  • 51ACJ Withdrawal of an infringement notice  

Division 3--Public warning notices

Division 4--Orders to redress loss or damage suffered by non-parties etc

  • 51ADB Orders to redress loss or damage suffered by non-parties etc.  
  • 51ADC Kinds of orders that may be made to redress loss or damage suffered by non-parties etc.  

Division 5--Investigation power

Division 6--Miscellaneous

  • 51AE Regulations relating to industry codes  
  • 51AEA Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws  

PART IVC--PAYMENT SURCHARGES

Division 1--Preliminary

Division 2--Limit on payment surcharges

  • 55B Payment surcharges must not be excessive  

Division 3--Information about payment surcharges

  • 55C Surcharge information notices  
  • 55D Extending periods for complying with notices  
  • 55E Participant must comply with notice  

Division 4--Infringement notices

  • 55F Purpose and effect of this Division  
  • 55G Issuing an infringement notice  
  • 55H Matters to be included in an infringement notice  
  • 55J Amount of penalty  
  • 55K Effect of compliance with an infringement notice  
  • 55L Effect of failure to comply with an infringement notice  
  • 55M Infringement notice compliance period for infringement notice  
  • 55N Withdrawal of an infringement notice  

PART IVD--CONSUMER DATA RIGHT

Division 1--Preliminary

Subdivision A--Object and simplified outline

Division 2--Consumer data right

Subdivision A--Power to make consumer data rules

Division 3--Accreditation etc

Subdivision A--Accreditation process

Division 4--External dispute resolution

  • 56DA Commission may recognise external dispute resolution schemes  

Division 5--Privacy safeguards

Subdivision A--Preliminary

Division 6--Data standards etc

Subdivision A--Data standards

Division 7--Other matters

  • 56GA CDR functions of the Information Commissioner  
  • 56GB Referring to instruments as in force from time to time  
  • 56GC Complying with requirements to provide CDR data: protection from liability  
  • 56GD Exemptions by the Commission  
  • 56GE Exemptions and modifications by regulations  
  • 56GF Constitutional basis  
  • 56GG Compensation for acquisition of property  
  • 56GH Review of the operation of this Part  

PART V--CARBON TAX PRICE REDUCTION OBLIGATION

Division 1--Preliminary

Division 2--Carbon tax price reduction obligation

  • 60C Price exploitation in relation to the carbon tax repeal  
  • 60CA Failure to pass on cost savings--250% penalty  
  • 60D Notice to entity that is considered to have engaged in price exploitation in relation to the carbon tax repeal  
  • 60E Commission may issue notice to aid prevention of price exploitation in relation to the carbon tax repeal  
  • 60F Acquisition of property  

Division 2A--Carbon tax removal substantiation notices

  • 60FA Carbon tax removal substantiation notices  
  • 60FB Extending periods for complying with carbon tax removal substantiation notices  
  • 60FC Compliance with carbon tax removal substantiation notices  

Division 2B--Carbon tax removal substantiation statements

  • 60FD Carbon tax removal substantiation statements  

Division 2C--Statements for customers

  • 60FE Statements for customers  

Division 3--Price monitoring in relation to the carbon tax repeal etc

  • 60G Commission may monitor prices in relation to the carbon tax repeal etc.  
  • 60H Information-gathering powers  
  • 60J Reporting  

Division 4--False or misleading representations about the effect of the carbon tax repeal etc

  • 60K False or misleading representations about the effect of the carbon tax repeal etc. on prices  

Division 5--Infringement notices

  • 60L Issuing an infringement notice  
  • 60M Effect of compliance with an infringement notice  
  • 60N Effect of failure to comply with an infringement notice  
  • 60P Infringement notice compliance period for infringement notice  
  • 60Q Withdrawal of an infringement notice  
  • 60R Effect of this Division  

PART VI--ENFORCEMENT AND REMEDIES

  • 75B Interpretation  
  • 76 Pecuniary penalties  
  • 76A Defence to proceedings under section 76 relating to a contravention of section 92  
  • 76B Consequences in some cases if substantially the same conduct contravenes a provision of this Act and is an offence  
  • 77 Civil action for recovery of pecuniary penalties  
  • 77A Indemnification of officers  
  • 77B Certain indemnities not authorised and certain documents void  
  • 77C Application of section 77A to a person other than a body corporate  
  • 78 Criminal proceedings not to be brought for contraventions of Part IV  
  • 79 Offences against section 45AF or 45AG  
  • 79A Enforcement and recovery of certain fines  
  • 79B Preference must be given to compensation for victims  
  • 80 Injunctions  
  • 80A Price exploitation in relation to the carbon tax repeal--orders limiting prices or requiring refunds of money  
  • 80AB Stay of injunctions  
  • 80AC Injunctions to prevent mergers if authorisation granted on the basis of false or misleading information  
  • 81 Divestiture where merger contravenes section 50 or 50A  
  • 81A Divestiture where merger done under authorisation granted on false etc. information  
  • 82 Actions for damages  
  • 83 Findings and admissions of fact in proceedings to be evidence  
  • 84 Conduct by directors, employees or agents  
  • 85 Defences  
  • 86 Jurisdiction of courts  
  • 86AA Limit on jurisdiction of Federal Circuit Court  
  • 86A Transfer of matters  
  • 86C Non-punitive orders  
  • 86D Punitive orders--adverse publicity  
  • 86E Order disqualifying a person from managing corporations  
  • 86F Privilege against exposure to penalty--disqualification from managing corporations  
  • 87 Other orders  
  • 87AA Special provision relating to Court's exercise of powers under this Part in relation to boycott conduct  
  • 87B Enforcement of undertakings  
  • 87C Enforcement of undertakings--Secretary of the Department  
  • 87CA Intervention by Commission  

PART VIA--PROPORTIONATE LIABILITY FOR MISLEADING AND DECEPTIVE CONDUCT

  • 87CB Application of Part  
  • 87CC Certain concurrent wrongdoers not to have benefit of apportionment  
  • 87CD Proportionate liability for apportionable claims  
  • 87CE Defendant to notify plaintiff of concurrent wrongdoer of whom defendant aware  
  • 87CF Contribution not recoverable from defendant  
  • 87CG Subsequent actions  
  • 87CH Joining non-party concurrent wrongdoer in the action  
  • 87CI Application of Part  

PART VIB--CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES OR COMPENSATION FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY

Division 1--Introduction

Division 2--Limitation periods

  • 87F Basic rule  
  • 87G Date of discoverability  
  • 87H Long-stop period  
  • 87J The effect of minority or incapacity  
  • 87K The effect of close relationships  

Division 3--Limits on personal injury damages for non-economic loss

  • 87L Limits on damages for non-economic loss  
  • 87M Maximum amount of damages for non-economic loss  
  • 87N Index numbers  
  • 87P Most extreme cases  
  • 87Q Cases of 33% or more (but not 100%) of a most extreme case  
  • 87R Cases of 15% or more (but less than 33%) of a most extreme case  
  • 87S Cases of less than 15% of a most extreme case  
  • 87T Referring to earlier decisions on non-economic loss  

Division 4--Limits on personal injury damages for loss of earning capacity

Division 5--Limits on personal injury damages for gratuitous attendant care services

Division 6--Other limits on personal injury damages

  • 87Y Damages for future economic loss--discount rate  
  • 87Z Damages for loss of superannuation entitlements  
  • 87ZA Interest on damages  
  • 87ZB Exemplary and aggravated damages  

Division 7--Structured settlements

  • 87ZC Court may make orders under section 87 for structured settlements  

PART VII--AUTHORISATIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS

Division 1--Authorisations

Division 2--Notifications

Subdivision A--Exclusive dealing and resale price maintenance
  • 93 Notification of exclusive dealing or resale price maintenance  
  • 93AAA Imposing conditions relating to notifications  
  • Subdivision B--Collective bargaining
  • 93AA Definitions  
  • 93AB Notification of collective bargaining  
  • 93AC Commission's objection notice  
  • 93ACA Imposing conditions relating to collective boycott conduct  
  • 93AD When collective bargaining notice comes into force and ceases to be in force  
  • 93AE Withdrawal of collective bargaining notice  
  • 93AEA Only 1 collective bargaining notice under subsection 93AB(1A) may be given  
  • 93AF Only 1 collective bargaining notice under subsection 93AB(1) may be given  
  • 93AG Stop notice for collective boycott conduct  
  • Subdivision C--Conferences
  • 93A Commission to afford opportunity for conference before giving notice  
  • Subdivision D--Register of notifications
  • 95 Register of notifications  

Division 3--Class exemptions

PART VIIA--PRICES SURVEILLANCE

Division 1--Preliminary

  • 95A Interpretation  
  • 95B Exempt supplies  
  • 95C Application of Part  
  • 95D Crown to be bound  
  • 95E Object of this Part  
  • 95F Simplified overview of this Part  

Division 2--Commission's functions under this Part

Division 3--Price inquiries

Subdivision A--Holding of inquiries
  • 95H Price inquiries  
  • 95J Content of inquiry notices  
  • 95K Period for completing inquiry  
  • 95L Notice of holding of inquiry  
  • 95M Notice of extension of period for completing inquiry  
  • 95N Price restrictions  
  • Subdivision B--Reports on inquiries
  • 95P Copies of report to be made available  
  • 95Q Notification of proposed prices after receipt of report  
  • Subdivision C--Procedure at inquiries
  • 95R Public inquiries etc.  
  • 95S Taking of evidence on oath or affirmation  
  • 95T Failure of witness to attend  
  • 95U Refusal to be sworn or to answer question  
  • 95V Protection of witnesses  
  • 95W Allowances to witnesses  

Division 4--Price notifications

  • 95X Declarations by Minister or Commission  
  • 95Y Declarations in relation to State or Territory authorities  
  • 95Z Price restrictions  
  • 95ZA Later notices modifying a locality notice  
  • 95ZB Applicable period in relation to a locality notice  
  • 95ZC Register of price notifications  
  • 95ZD Delegation by Commission  

Division 5--Price monitoring

Division 6--Other provisions

  • 95ZH Ministerial directions  
  • 95ZI Inquiries by an unincorporated body or a group of 2 or more individuals  
  • 95ZJ Withdrawal of notices  
  • 95ZK Power to obtain information or documents  
  • 95ZL Inspection of documents etc.  
  • 95ZM Retention of documents  
  • 95ZN Confidential information  
  • 95ZO Immunity  
  • 95ZP Secrecy: members or staff members of the Commission etc.  
  • 95ZPA Disclosure of protected information to the Energy Department  
  • 95ZQ Secrecy: persons involved in inquiries by bodies other than the Commission  

PART VIII--RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE

PART IX--REVIEW BY TRIBUNAL OF DETERMINATIONS OF COMMISSION

Division 1--Applications for review

  • 101 Applications for review  
  • 101A Application for review of notices under Division 2 of Part VII  
  • 101B Application for review of notice under section 95AB  
  • 102 Functions and powers of Tribunal  

Division 2--Procedure and Evidence

  • 103 Procedure generally  
  • 104 Regulations as to certain matters  
  • 105 Power to take evidence on oath  
  • 106 Hearings to be in public except in special circumstances  
  • 107 Evidence in form of written statement  
  • 108 Taking of evidence by single member  
  • 109 Participants in proceedings before Tribunal  
  • 110 Representation  

PART X--INTERNATIONAL LINER CARGO SHIPPING

Division 1--Preliminary

  • 10.01 Objects of Part  
  • 10.01A Simplified outline  
  • 10.02 Interpretation  
  • 10.02A Inland terminals  
  • 10.03 Designated shipper bodies  

Division 2--Additional restrictive trade practice provisions applying to ocean carriers

  • 10.04 Application of section 46 in relation to conference agreements  

Division 3--Minimum standards for conference agreements

  • 10.06 Application of Australian law to outwards conference agreements and withdrawal from agreements  
  • 10.07 Minimum levels of shipping services to be specified in conference agreements  
  • 10.08 Conference agreements may include only certain restrictive trade practice provisions  
  • 10.09 Where may consequences of conference agreements not complying with minimum standards be found?  

Division 4--Registers and files and public inspection of them

  • 10.10 Registers and conference agreement files open to public inspection  
  • 10.11 What registers are to be kept by the Registrar?  
  • 10.12 What conference agreement files are to be kept by the Registrar?  
  • 10.13 What register is to be kept by the Commission?  

Division 5--Exemptions from certain restrictive trade practice prohibitions

Subdivision A--Exemptions relating to conference agreements
  • 10.14 Exemptions apply only to certain activities  
  • 10.15 When do exemptions commence to apply in relation to registered conference agreements?  
  • 10.16 Exemptions do not apply to variations of conference agreement unless varying agreement registered  
  • 10.17 Exemptions from sections 45AF, 45AG, 45AJ, 45AK and 45  
  • 10.17A Exemptions from sections 45AF, 45AG, 45AJ, 45AK and 45 for freight rate agreements  
  • 10.18 Exemption from section 47  
  • 10.18A Exemptions from section 47 for freight rate agreements  
  • Subdivision B--Exemptions relating to loyalty agreements
  • 10.19 Exemptions from sections 45AF, 45AG, 45AJ, 45AK and 45  
  • 10.20 Exemption from section 47  
  • 10.21 Exemptions cease to apply in relation to a shipper at the shipper's option  
  • Subdivision D--Other exemptions
  • 10.24 Exemptions from sections 45AF, 45AG, 45AJ, 45AK, 45 and 47 in relation to certain negotiations  
  • 10.24A Exemptions from sections 45AF, 45AG, 45AJ, 45AK, 45 and 47 in relation to stevedoring contracts  

Division 6--Registration of conference agreements

Subdivision A--Provisional registration
  • 10.25 Application for provisional registration of conference agreement  
  • 10.26 How application is to be made and verified  
  • 10.27 Copy of agreement to be filed with application etc.  
  • 10.27A Copy of conference agreement to be given to designated peak shipper body  
  • 10.28 Decision on application for provisional registration  
  • 10.29 Parties to conference agreement to negotiate minimum level of shipping services after provisional registration of agreement  
  • Subdivision B--Final registration
  • 10.30 Application for final registration of conference agreement  
  • 10.31 How application is to be made and verified  
  • 10.32 Copy of agreement to be filed with application etc.  
  • 10.33 Decision on application for final registration  
  • Subdivision C--Confidentiality requests
  • 10.34 Request for confidentiality  
  • 10.35 Abstract to accompany request for confidentiality  
  • 10.36 Examination of abstract  
  • 10.37 Decision on request for confidentiality  
  • 10.38 Application for registration to be returned where request for confidentiality refused etc.  
  • Subdivision D--Miscellaneous
  • 10.39 Application also to be made for registration of varying conference agreements  
  • 10.40 Notification of happening of affecting events prior to final registration etc.  

Division 7--Obligations of ocean carriers in relation to registered conference agreements

  • 10.41 Parties to registered conference agreement to negotiate with certain designated shipper bodies etc.  
  • 10.42 Application to be made for registration of varying conference agreements  
  • 10.43 Parties to registered conference agreement to notify happening of affecting events etc.  

Division 8--Powers of Minister in relation to registered conference agreements

  • 10.44 Powers exercisable by Minister in relation to registered conference agreements etc.  
  • 10.45 Circumstances in which Minister may exercise powers in relation to registered conference agreements  
  • 10.46 Action to be taken where powers exercised by Minister without first obtaining Commission report  
  • 10.47 Investigation and report by Commission on reference by Minister  
  • 10.48 Investigation and report by Commission on own initiative or on application by affected person  
  • 10.49 Undertakings by parties to registered conference agreement  
  • 10.49A Enforcement of undertakings  

Division 9--Obligations of non-conference ocean carriers with substantial market power

  • 10.50 Investigations by Commission into market power of ocean carriers  
  • 10.51 Determination by Minister of market power of ocean carriers  
  • 10.52 Non-conference ocean carrier with substantial market power to negotiate with certain designated shipper bodies etc.  
  • 10.53 Non-conference ocean carrier with substantial market power not to hinder Australian flag shipping operators etc.  

Division 10--Powers of Minister in relation to non-conference ocean carriers with substantial market power

  • 10.54 Powers exercisable by Minister in relation to obligations of non-conference ocean carriers with substantial market power  
  • 10.55 Circumstances in which Minister may exercise powers  
  • 10.56 Action to be taken where powers exercised by Minister without first obtaining Commission report  
  • 10.57 Investigation and report by Commission on reference by Minister  
  • 10.58 Investigation and report by Commission on application by affected person  
  • 10.59 Undertakings by ocean carrier  
  • 10.60 Enforcement of orders and undertakings  

Division 11--Unfair pricing practices

  • 10.61 Powers exercisable by Minister in relation to pricing practices etc.  
  • 10.62 Circumstances in which Minister may exercise powers  
  • 10.63 Investigation and report by Commission  
  • 10.64 Undertakings not to engage in pricing practices  
  • 10.65 Enforcement of orders and undertakings  
  • 10.66 Determination of normal freight rates for shipping services  
  • 10.67 Determination of whether practice contrary to national interest  

Division 12--Registration of ocean carrier agents

  • 10.68 Ocean carrier who provides international liner cargo shipping services to have registered agent  
  • 10.69 Representation of ocean carrier by registered agent  
  • 10.70 Application by ocean carrier for registration of agent  
  • 10.71 Registration of agent  
  • 10.72 Change of agent etc.  

Division 12A--Exemption orders for inwards conference agreements etc

  • 10.72A Exemption orders for inwards conference agreements etc.  
  • 10.72B Criteria for making exemption order  
  • 10.72C Duration of exemption order may be limited  
  • 10.72D Conditions of exemption order  

Division 13--General provisions relating to registers and conference agreement files

  • 10.73 Form of registers and conference agreement files  
  • 10.74 Deletion of entries wrongly existing in certain registers  
  • 10.75 Deletion of obsolete entries in certain registers  
  • 10.76 Correction of clerical errors and other mistakes in certain registers etc.  

Division 14--Administration

Division 14A--Review of decisions of Commission

Division 14B--Review of decisions of Minister

Division 15--Miscellaneous

PART XI--APPLICATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW AS A LAW OF THE COMMONWEALTH

Division 1--Preliminary

Division 2--Application of the Australian Consumer Law as a law of the Commonwealth

Subdivision A--Application of the Australian Consumer Law

Division 3--Conferences for proposed bans and recall notices

Subdivision A--Conference requirements before a ban or compulsory recall
  • 132 Commonwealth Minister must issue a proposed ban notice  
  • 132A Commonwealth Minister must issue a proposed recall notice  
  • 132B Commonwealth Minister to be notified if no person wishes a conference to be held  
  • 132C Notification of conference  
  • 132D Recommendation after conclusion of conference  
  • Subdivision B--Conference requirements after an interim ban is imposed
  • 132E Opportunity for a conference after an interim ban has been imposed by the Commonwealth Minister  
  • 132F Notification of conference  
  • 132G Recommendation after conclusion of conference  
  • Subdivision C--Conduct of conferences
  • 132H Conduct of conferences  
  • Subdivision D--Miscellaneous
  • 132J Interim ban and recall notice without delay in case of danger to the public  
  • 132K Copy of notices under this Division to be given to suppliers  

Division 4--Enforcement

Subdivision A--Inspectors
  • 133 Appointment of inspectors  
  • 133A Identity cards  
  • Subdivision B--Premises to which the public is given access
  • 133B Power to enter premises to which the public has access--consumer goods  
  • 133C Power to enter premises to which the public has access--product related services  
  • Subdivision C--Disclosure notices relating to the safety of goods or services
  • 133D Power to obtain information etc.  
  • 133E Self-incrimination  
  • 133F Compliance with disclosure notices  
  • 133G False or misleading information etc.  
  • Subdivision D--Court orders relating to the destruction etc
  • 133H Court orders relating to consumer goods that do not comply with a safety standard etc.  
  • 133J Recovery of reasonable costs of seizing, and destroying or disposing of, consumer goods  

Division 5--Infringement notices

  • 134 Purpose and effect of this Division  
  • 134A Issuing an infringement notice  
  • 134B Matters to be included in an infringement notice  
  • 134C Amount of penalty  
  • 134D Effect of compliance with an infringement notice  
  • 134E Effect of failure to comply with an infringement notice  
  • 134F Infringement notice compliance period for infringement notice  
  • 134G Withdrawal of an infringement notice  

Division 6--Search, seizure and entry

Subdivision A--Powers of inspectors
  • 135 Inspector may enter premises  
  • 135A Search-related powers of inspectors  
  • 135B Inspector may ask questions and seek production of documents  
  • 135C Failure to answer questions or produce documents  
  • 135D Persons assisting inspectors  
  • 135E Use of force in executing a search warrant  
  • 135F Announcement before entry under warrant  
  • 135G Inspector must be in possession of search warrant  
  • Subdivision B--Obligations of inspectors
  • 135H Consent  
  • 135J Details of search warrant etc. must be given to the occupier of the premises  
  • Subdivision C--Occupier's etc
  • 135K Occupier etc. entitled to observe execution of search warrant  
  • 135L Occupier etc. to provide inspector etc. with facilities and assistance  
  • 135M Receipts for seized consumer goods and equipment  
  • 135N Return of seized consumer goods and equipment  
  • 135P Judge may permit consumer goods or equipment to be retained  
  • Subdivision D--Provisions relating to seizure
  • 135Q Recovery of reasonable costs of seizing consumer goods or equipment  
  • 135R Destruction or disposal of seized consumer goods or equipment  
  • Subdivision E--Embargo notices
  • 135S Embargo notices  
  • 135T Embargo period for embargo notices  
  • 135U Multiple embargo notices for the same consumer goods or product related services  
  • 135V Power of inspectors to secure consumer goods  
  • 135W Power of inspectors to secure equipment used to supply product related services  
  • 135X Consent to supply etc. embargoed consumer goods etc.  
  • 135Y Compliance with embargo notices  
  • Subdivision F--Issue of search warrants
  • 135Z Issue of search warrants  
  • 136 Search warrants by telephone, fax etc.  
  • 136A Offence relating to warrants by telephone, fax etc.  
  • Subdivision G--Miscellaneous
  • 136B Powers of judges  

Division 7--Remedies

  • 137 Limit on occupational liability  
  • 137A Contributory acts or omissions to reduce compensation in defective goods actions  
  • 137B Reduction of the amount of loss or damage if the claimant fails to take reasonable care  
  • 137C Limits on recovery of amounts for death or personal injury  
  • 137D Compensation orders etc. arising out of unfair contract terms  
  • 137E Limits on compensation orders etc. for death or personal injury  
  • 137F Court may make orders for the purpose of preserving money or other property held by a person  
  • 137G Compliance with orders made under section 137F  
  • 137H Findings and admissions of fact in proceedings to be evidence  

Division 8--Jurisdictional matters

  • 138 Conferring jurisdiction on the Federal Court  
  • 138A Conferring jurisdiction on the Federal Circuit Court  
  • 138B Conferring jurisdiction on State and Territory Courts  
  • 138C Transfer of matters by the Federal Court  
  • 138D Transfer of matters by a State or Territory court  
  • 138E Transfer of proceedings to Family Court  

Division 9--Miscellaneous

  • 139 Intervention by the Commission  
  • 139A Terms excluding consumer guarantees from supplies of recreational services  
  • 139B Conduct of directors, employees or agents of bodies corporate  
  • 139C Conduct of employees or agents of persons other than bodies corporate  
  • 139D Enforcement and recovery of certain fines  
  • 139DA Application of section 229 of the Australian Consumer Law to a person other than a body corporate  
  • 139E Cessation of enforcement orders etc.  
  • 139F Compensation for acquisition of property  
  • 139G Regulations  

PART XIAA--APPLICATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW AS A LAW OF A STATE OR TERRITORY

PART XIA--THE COMPETITION CODE

  • 150A Definitions  
  • 150B Objects of this Part  
  • 150C The Competition Code  
  • 150D Federal Court may exercise jurisdiction under application laws of Territories  
  • 150E Exercise of jurisdiction under cross-vesting provisions  
  • 150F Commonwealth consent to conferral of functions etc. on Commonwealth entities  
  • 150FA How duty is imposed  
  • 150FB When an application law imposes a duty  
  • 150G Application laws may operate concurrently with this Act  
  • 150H No doubling-up of liabilities  
  • 150I References in instruments to the Competition Code  
  • 150J Authorisations etc. under this Act may relate also to Competition Code  
  • 150K Gazettal of jurisdictions that excessively modify the Code  

PART XIB--THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY: ANTI-COMPETITIVE CONDUCT AND RECORD-KEEPING RULES

Division 1--Introduction

  • 151AA Simplified outline  
  • 151AB Definitions  
  • 151AC Extension to external Territories  
  • 151AD Continuity of partnerships  
  • 151AE Additional operation of Part  
  • 151AF Telecommunications market  
  • 151AG When a body corporate is related to a partnership  
  • 151AH Degree of power in a telecommunications market  
  • 151AI Interpretation of Part IV or VII not affected by this Part  

Division 2--Anti-competitive conduct

Division 3--Competition notices and exemption orders

Subdivision A--Competition notices

Division 6--Record-keeping rules and disclosure directions

Division 7--Enforcement of the competition rule, record-keeping rules and disclosure directions

  • 151BW Person involved in a contravention of the competition rule, a record-keeping rule or a disclosure direction  
  • 151BX Pecuniary penalties for breach of the competition rule, a record-keeping rule or a disclosure direction  
  • 151BY Civil action for recovery of pecuniary penalties  
  • 151BZ Criminal proceedings not to be brought for contraventions of the competition rule, record-keeping rules or disclosure directions  
  • 151CA Injunctions  
  • 151CB Orders to disclose information or publish an advertisement--breach of the competition rule  
  • 151CC Actions for damages--breach of the competition rule  
  • 151CD Finding of fact in proceedings to be evidence  
  • 151CE Other orders--compensation for breach of the competition rule  
  • 151CF Conduct by directors, employees or agents  

Division 8--Disclosure of documents by Commission

Division 9--Treatment of partnerships

  • 151CH Treatment of partnerships  

Division 10--Review of decisions

Division 11--Reviews of competitive safeguards within the telecommunications industry

  • 151CL Reviews of competitive safeguards within the telecommunications industry  

Division 12--Monitoring of telecommunications charges paid by consumers

  • 151CM Monitoring of telecommunications charges paid by consumers  

Division 12A--Reports about competition in the telecommunications industry

  • 151CMA Public reports about competition in the telecommunications industry  
  • 151CMB Confidential reports about competition in the telecommunications industry  
  • 151CMC Examples of matters that may be specified in a determination under section 151CMA or 151CMB  

Division 15--Voluntary undertakings given by Telstra

Division 16--NBN corporations

  • 151DA Authorised conduct--subsection 51(1)  
  • 151DB Listed points of interconnection  

PART XIC--TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESS REGIME

Division 1--Introduction

  • 152AA Simplified outline  
  • 152AB Object of this Part  
  • 152AC Definitions  
  • 152AD This Part binds the Crown  
  • 152AE Extension to external Territories  
  • 152AF Access  
  • 152AG Access seeker  
  • 152AH Reasonableness--terms and conditions  
  • 152AI When public inquiry commences  
  • 152AJ Interpretation of Part IIIA not affected by this Part  
  • 152AK Operation of Parts IV and VII not affected by this Part  

Division 2--Declared services

Division 3--Standard access obligations

Subdivision A--Category A standard access obligations
  • 152AR Category A standard access obligations  
  • 152ASA Anticipatory class exemptions from category A standard access obligations  
  • 152ATA Anticipatory individual exemptions from category A standard access obligations  
  • 152AU Individual exemptions--request for further information  
  • 152AXA Statement of reasons for decision--specification of documents  
  • Subdivision B--Category B standard access obligations
  • 152AXB Category B standard access obligations  
  • 152AXC NBN corporation to supply declared services on a non-discriminatory basis  
  • 152AXD NBN corporation to carry on related activities on a non-discriminatory basis  
  • Subdivision C--Compliance with standard access obligations
  • 152AY Compliance with standard access obligations  
  • 152AYA Ancillary obligations--confidential information  
  • 152AZ Carrier licence condition  
  • 152BA Service provider rule  
  • 152BB Judicial enforcement of standard access obligations  
  • 152BBAA Judicial enforcement of conditions and limitations of exemption determinations and orders  
  • 152BBA Commission may give directions in relation to negotiations  
  • 152BBB Enforcement of directions  
  • 152BBC Commission's role in negotiations  
  • 152BBD Reaching agreement on terms and conditions of access  

Division 4--Access determinations

Subdivision A--Commission may make access determinations
  • 152BC Access determinations  
  • 152BCA Matters that the Commission must take into account  
  • 152BCB Restrictions on access determinations  
  • 152BCC Access agreements prevail over inconsistent access determinations  
  • 152BCCA Final migration plan prevails over inconsistent access determinations  
  • 152BCCB Statutory infrastructure provider standards and rules prevail over inconsistent access determinations  
  • 152BCD Fixed principles provisions  
  • 152BCE Access determinations may be set out in the same document  
  • 152BCF Duration of access determination  
  • 152BCG Interim access determinations  
  • 152BCGA Stay of access determinations  
  • Subdivision B--Public inquiries about proposals to make access determinations
  • 152BCH Access determination to be made after public inquiry  
  • 152BCI When public inquiry must be held  
  • 152BCJ Combined inquiries about proposals to make access determinations  
  • 152BCK Time limit for making an access determination  
  • Subdivision C--Variation or revocation of access determinations
  • 152BCN Variation or revocation of access determinations  
  • Subdivision D--Compliance with access determinations
  • 152BCO Carrier licence condition  
  • 152BCP Service provider rule  
  • Subdivision E--Private enforcement of access determinations
  • 152BCQ Private enforcement of access determinations  
  • 152BCR Consent injunctions  
  • 152BCS Interim injunctions  
  • 152BCT Factors relevant to granting a restraining injunction  
  • 152BCU Factors relevant to granting a mandatory injunction  
  • 152BCV Discharge or variation of injunction or other order  
  • Subdivision F--Register of Access Determinations
  • 152BCW Register of Access Determinations  

Division 4A--Binding rules of conduct

Subdivision A--Commission may make binding rules of conduct
  • 152BD Binding rules of conduct  
  • 152BDAA Matters that the Commission must take into account  
  • 152BDA Restrictions on binding rules of conduct  
  • 152BDB Access agreements prevail over inconsistent binding rules of conduct  
  • 152BDC Duration of binding rules of conduct  
  • 152BDCA Final migration plan prevails over inconsistent binding rules of conduct  
  • 152BDCB Statutory infrastructure provider standards and rules prevail over inconsistent binding rules of conduct  
  • 152BDD Commission must give copy of binding rules of conduct to carrier etc.  
  • 152BDE Access determinations that are inconsistent with binding rules of conduct  
  • 152BDEA Stay of binding rules of conduct  
  • Subdivision B--Compliance with binding rules of conduct
  • 152BDF Carrier licence condition  
  • 152BDG Service provider rule  
  • Subdivision C--Private enforcement of binding rules of conduct
  • 152BDH Private enforcement of binding rules of conduct  
  • 152BDI Consent injunctions  
  • 152BDJ Interim injunctions  
  • 152BDK Factors relevant to granting a restraining injunction  
  • 152BDL Factors relevant to granting a mandatory injunction  
  • 152BDM Discharge or variation of injunction or other order  
  • Subdivision D--Register of Binding Rules of Conduct
  • 152BDN Register of Binding Rules of Conduct  

Division 4B--Access agreements

  • 152BE Access agreements  
  • 152BEA Quarterly reports about access agreements  
  • 152BEB Commission may request copy of access agreement or variation agreement  
  • 152BEBA NBN corporation to give the Commission a statement about the differences between an access agreement and a standard form of access agreement  
  • 152BEBB NBN corporation to give the Commission a statement about the differences between an access agreement and a special access undertaking  
  • 152BEBC NBN corporation to give the Commission a statement about the differences between an access agreement and an access determination  
  • 152BEBD Register of NBN Access Agreement Statements  
  • 152BEBH Statutory infrastructure provider standards prevail over inconsistent access agreements  
  • 152BEBI Statutory infrastructure provider rules prevail over inconsistent access agreements  
  • 152BEC Carrier licence condition  
  • 152BED Service provider rule  

Division 5--Access undertakings

Subdivision B--Special access undertakings
  • 152CBA What is a special access undertaking?  
  • 152CBAA Fixed principles terms and conditions  
  • 152CBB Further information about undertaking  
  • 152CBC Commission to accept or reject access undertaking  
  • 152CBCA Serial undertakings  
  • 152CBD Criteria for accepting access undertaking  
  • 152CBDA Variation of special access undertaking  
  • 152CBE Extension of access undertaking  
  • 152CBF Duration of access undertaking  
  • 152CBG Variation of access undertakings  
  • 152CBH Further information about variation of access undertaking  
  • 152CBI Voluntary withdrawal of undertaking  
  • 152CBIA Special access undertakings prevail over inconsistent access determinations  
  • 152CBIB Special access undertakings prevail over inconsistent binding rules of conduct  
  • 152CBIC Access agreements prevail over special access undertakings  
  • 152CBID Statutory infrastructure provider standards and rules prevail over inconsistent special access undertakings  
  • 152CBJ Proposed service  
  • Subdivision C--General provisions
  • 152CC Register of access undertakings  
  • 152CD Enforcement of access undertakings  
  • 152CDA Deferral of consideration of an access undertaking etc.  

Division 6--Ministerial pricing determinations

  • 152CH Ministerial pricing determinations  
  • 152CI Undertakings, access determinations and binding rules of conduct that are inconsistent with Ministerial pricing determinations  
  • 152CJ Register of Ministerial pricing determinations  

Division 6A--Supply of services by NBN corporations

Division 6B--Explanatory material relating to anti-discrimination provisions

Division 7--Relationship between this Part and Part IIIA

  • 152CK Relationship between this Part and Part IIIA  

Division 10--Hindering the fulfilment of a standard access obligation etc

  • 152EF Prohibition on hindering the fulfilment of a standard access obligation etc.  
  • 152EG Enforcement of prohibition on hindering the fulfilment of a standard access obligation etc.  
  • 152EH Consent injunctions  
  • 152EI Interim injunctions  
  • 152EJ Factors relevant to granting a restraining injunction  
  • 152EK Factors relevant to granting a mandatory injunction  
  • 152EL Discharge or variation of injunction or other order  

Division 10A--Procedural Rules

  • 152ELA Procedural Rules  
  • 152ELC Plan for the development of Procedural Rules  

Division 11--Miscellaneous

  • 152ELD Compensation for acquisition of property  
  • 152EM Continuity of partnerships  
  • 152EN Treatment of partnerships  
  • 152EO Conduct by directors, servants or agents  
  • 152EP Regulations about fees for inspection etc. of registers  
  • 152EQ Assistance to independent telecommunications adjudicator  
  • 152ER Voluntary undertakings given by Telstra  

PART XICA--THE ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY

Division 1--Preliminary

  • 153A Simplified outline of this Part  
  • 153B Part etc. ceases to be in force  
  • 153C Interpretation  
  • 153D Meaning of connected body corporate in relation to prohibited conduct  

Division 2--Prohibited conduct

  • 153E Prohibited conduct--retail pricing  
  • 153F Prohibited conduct--electricity financial contract liquidity  
  • 153G Prohibited conduct--electricity spot market (basic case)  
  • 153H Prohibited conduct--electricity spot market (aggravated case)  
  • 153J Prohibited conduct--purpose  
  • 153K Prohibited conduct may be covered by other provisions  

Division 3--Commission responses

Subdivision A--Public warning notices
  • 153L Commission may give draft public warning notice  
  • 153M Commission may issue public warning notice  
  • Subdivision B--Infringement notices
  • 153N Infringement notices  

Division 4--Procedure before contracting order or divestiture order

Subdivision A--Prohibited conduct notices
  • 153P Prohibited conduct notices  
  • 153Q Commission may vary or revoke prohibited conduct notice  
  • Subdivision B--Prohibited conduct recommendations and no Treasurer action notices
  • 153R Commission must give Treasurer prohibited conduct recommendation or no Treasurer action notice  
  • 153S Prohibited conduct recommendations  
  • 153T Commission may vary or revoke prohibited conduct recommendation  
  • 153U No Treasurer action notice  
  • 153V Commission may vary or revoke no Treasurer action notice  

Division 5--Contracting orders

Subdivision A--Treasurer may make contracting orders

Division 6--Electricity divestiture orders

  • 153ZA Treasurer may apply to Federal Court for divestiture order  
  • 153ZB Making of divestiture order  
  • 153ZBA Arrangements or undertakings in relation to employees  

Division 7--Miscellaneous

  • 153ZC Acquisition of property  
  • 153ZD No orders under subsection 76(1) against certain individuals  

PART XID--SEARCH AND SEIZURE

Division 1--Preliminary

Division 2--Appointment of inspectors and identity cards

  • 154B Appointment of inspectors  
  • 154C Identity cards  

Division 3--Entry to premises with consent

  • 154D Entry with consent  
  • 154E Powers in relation to premises  
  • 154F Operation of electronic equipment at premises  

Division 4--Entry to premises under a search warrant

Subdivision A--Powers available under a search warrant
  • 154G The things that are authorised by a search warrant  
  • 154GA Removing things for examination or processing  
  • 154H Operation of electronic equipment at premises  
  • 154J Securing electronic equipment for use by experts  
  • Subdivision B--Availability of assistance and use of force in executing a search warrant
  • 154K Authorisation of officers assisting  
  • 154L Availability of assistance and use of force in executing a search warrant  
  • Subdivision C--Obligations of executing officer and officers assisting
  • 154M Announcement before entry  
  • 154N Details of warrant to be given to occupier  
  • Subdivision D--Occupier's rights and responsibilities
  • 154P Occupier entitled to observe search being conducted  
  • 154Q Occupier to provide reasonable facilities and assistance  
  • 154R Answering of questions or producing evidential material  
  • 154RA Person with computer knowledge to assist access etc.  
  • Subdivision E--General provisions relating to seizure
  • 154S Copies of seized things to be provided  
  • 154T Receipts for things seized or moved under warrant  
  • 154U Return of seized things  
  • 154V Magistrate may permit a thing to be retained  
  • 154W Disposal of things if there is no owner or owner cannot be located  
  • Subdivision F--Search warrants
  • 154X Issue of search warrants  
  • 154Y Search warrants by telephone, fax etc.  
  • 154Z Offences relating to warrants  
  • Subdivision G--Powers of magistrates
  • 154ZA Powers conferred on magistrates  

Division 5--General provisions relating to electronic equipment

  • 154ZB Operation of electronic equipment at premises  
  • 154ZC Compensation for damage to electronic equipment  

PART XII--MISCELLANEOUS

PART XIII--APPLICATION AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE COMPETITION PROVISIONS

Division 1--Cartel conduct

Division 2--Application of amendments made by the Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Act 2011

  • 179 Amendments of section 50  

Division 3--Application of amendments made by the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Act 2017

Division 4--Application of amendment made by the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No

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