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Request for payment of equitable remuneration

             (1)  Subject to this section, where a remuneration notice is or has been in force, the collecting society may, by notice in writing given to the administering body which gave the notice, request the body to pay to the society, within a reasonable time after the date of the notice, the amount of equitable remuneration specified in the notice, being an amount payable under section 135H, 135J or 135JA, as the case may be, for copies of broadcasts and communications of such copies made by, or on behalf of, the body while the remuneration notice is or was in force.

             (3)  If an amount specified in a request under subsection (1) is not paid in accordance with the request, it may be recovered from the relevant administering body by the collecting society in the Federal Court of Australia or any other court of competent jurisdiction as a debt due to the society.

             (4)  Jurisdiction is conferred on the Federal Court of Australia with respect to actions under subsection (3).

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