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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 10.72

Change of agent etc.

             (1)  An ocean carrier may, by notice given to the Registrar:

                     (a)  revoke the appointment of the ocean carrier's registered agent and, subject to subsection (2), appoint a new agent for the purposes of this Act;

                     (b)  change the address for service of the ocean carrier's registered agent to another address in Australia; or

                     (c)  request the Registrar to vary any of the particulars entered in the register of ocean carrier agents in relation to the ocean carrier.

             (2)  A new agent appointed under paragraph (1)(a) must:

                     (a)  be an individual resident in Australia; and

                     (b)  have an address for service in Australia.

             (3)  A notice under paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c):

                     (a)  must be in the appropriate prescribed form;

                     (b)  must be given to the Registrar in accordance with the regulations; and

                     (c)  may be expressed to take effect on and from a specified future day.

             (4)  Where an ocean carrier properly gives a notice under paragraph (1)(a) or (b), the Registrar shall immediately make such variations to the particulars entered in the register of ocean carrier agents in relation to the ocean carrier as are necessary to give effect to the notice.

             (5)  Where an ocean carrier properly gives a notice under paragraph (1)(c), the Registrar shall make such variations (if any) to the particulars entered in the register of ocean carrier agents in relation to the ocean carrier as the Registrar considers necessary or desirable to give effect to the notice.



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