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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 135A

Search-related powers of inspectors

Search-related powers--consumer goods

             (1)  The following are the search-related powers that an inspector may exercise, under subsection 135(1), in relation to premises in or from which the inspector has reason to believe that a person supplies consumer goods of a particular kind:

                     (a)  if entry to the premises is under a search warrant--the power to seize consumer goods of that kind;

                     (b)  the power to inspect, handle and measure consumer goods of that kind;

                     (c)  the power to take samples of consumer goods of that kind;

                     (d)  the power:

                              (i)  to inspect, handle and read any documents relating to consumer goods of that kind; and

                             (ii)  to make copies of, or take extracts from, those documents;

                     (e)  the power:

                              (i)  to inspect, handle and measure equipment used in the manufacturing, processing or storage of consumer goods of that kind; and

                             (ii)  if entry to the premises is under a search warrant--to seize such equipment;

                      (f)  the power to make any still or moving image or any recording of:

                              (i)  consumer goods of that kind; or

                             (ii)  the premises; or

                            (iii)  any equipment referred to in subparagraph (e)(i).

Search-related powers--product related services

             (2)  The following are the search-related powers that an inspector may exercise, under subsection 135(2), in relation to premises in or from which the inspector has reason to believe that a person supplies product related services of a particular kind:

                     (a)  the power:

                              (i)  to inspect, handle and read any documents relating to services of that kind; and

                             (ii)  to make copies of, or take extracts from, those documents;

                     (b)  the power:

                              (i)  to inspect, handle and measure equipment used to supply services of that kind; and

                             (ii)  if entry to the premises is under a search warrant--to seize such equipment;

                     (c)  the power to make any still or moving image or any recording of:

                              (i)  any consumer goods to which product related services of that kind relate; or

                             (ii)  the premises; or

                            (iii)  any equipment referred to in subparagraph (b)(i).



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