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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 10.69

Representation of ocean carrier by registered agent

             (1)  Everything done by or in relation to an ocean carrier's registered agent in that capacity shall, for the purposes of this Act, be taken to be done by or in relation to the ocean carrier.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), a document required or permitted to be served on, or given to, an ocean carrier under or for the purposes of this Act (including the process of any court) may be served on, or given to, the ocean carrier by serving it on, or giving it to, the ocean carrier's registered agent.

             (3)  A document that is, under subsection (2), permitted to be served on, or given to, an ocean carrier's registered agent may be served on, or given to, the agent by:

                     (a)  delivering it to the agent personally; or

                     (b)  leaving it at, or sending it by pre-paid post to, the address for service specified in relation to the agent in the register of ocean carrier agents.

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not affect:

                     (a)  the operation of any other law of the Commonwealth, or any law of a State or Territory, that authorises the service of a document otherwise than as provided in that subsection; or

                     (b)  the power of a court to authorise service of a document otherwise than as provided in that subsection.



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