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Wednesday, 22 August 1906

In Committee(Consideration resumed from 21st August, vide page 3098):

Clause 4 -

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

(a)   with intent to restrain trade or commerce to the detriment of the public ; or

(b)   with intent to destroy or injure by means of unfair competition any Australian industry the preservation of which is advantageous to the Commonweath, having due regard to the interests of producers, workers, and consumers, is guilty of an offence.

Penalty, Five hundred pounds.

2.   Every contract made or enteredinto in contravention of this section shall be absolutely illegal and void.

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