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Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Bill 1998

Part 10 Miscellaneous

   

159   Direction to Telstra to comply with this Act

             (1)  The Minister may, by written notice given to Telstra, direct Telstra to take specified action directed towards ensuring that Telstra complies with this Act.

             (2)  Before giving a direction under subsection (1), the Minister must consult Telstra.

             (3)  To avoid doubt:

                     (a)  subsection (1) does not, by implication, limit a power conferred on the Minister, the ACA or the ACCC by or under any other provision of a law; and

                     (b)  subsection (1) is not limited by a power conferred on the Minister, the ACA or the ACCC by or under any other provision of a law.

             (4)  Telstra must comply with a direction under subsection (1).

160   Regulations

             (1)  The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

             (2)  The regulations may prescribe penalties, not exceeding 10 penalty units, for offences against the regulations.