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Wednesday, 4 July 1906
Page: 981

In Committee:(Consideration resumed from 3rd July, vide page 977).

Clause 4 -

1.   Any person who wilfully, either as principal or as agent, makes or enters into any contract, or is a member of or engages in any combination to do any act or thing, in relation to trade or commerce with other countries or among the States -

(a)   in restraint of trade or commerce to the detriment of the public; or

(b)   with the design of destroying or injur ing by means of unfair competition any Australian industry the preservation of which in the opinion of the jury is advantageous to the Commonwealth, having due regard to the interests of producers, workers, and consumers, is guilty of an indictable offence.

Penalty ; Five hundred pounds, or one year's imprisonment, or both; in the case of a corporation, Five hundred pounds.

2.   Every contract made or entered into in con travention of this section shall be absolutely illegal and void.

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