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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 140

Definitions

                   In this Part:

"application law " means:

                     (a)  a law of a participating jurisdiction that applies the applied Australian Consumer Law, either with or without modifications, as a law of the participating jurisdiction; or

                     (b)  any regulations or other legislative instrument made under a law described in paragraph (a); or

                     (c)  the applied Australian Consumer Law, applying as a law of the participating jurisdiction, either with or without modifications.

"applied Australian Consumer Law " means (according to the context):

                     (a)  the text described in section 140B; or

                     (b)  that text, applying as a law of a participating jurisdiction, either with or without modifications.

"apply " , in relation to the applied Australian Consumer Law, means apply the applied Australian Consumer Law by reference:

                     (a)  as in force from time to time; or

                     (b)  as in force at a particular time.

"Commonwealth entity " means:

                     (a)  an authority of the Commonwealth; or

                     (b)  an officer of the Commonwealth.

"imposes a duty " has the meaning given by section 140G.

"modifications " includes additions, omissions and substitutions.

"officer " , in relation to the Commonwealth, includes the following:

                     (a)  a Minister;

                     (b)  a person who holds:

                              (i)  an office established by or under an Act; or

                             (ii)  an appointment made under an Act; or

                            (iii)  an appointment made by the Governor-General or a Minister but not under an Act;

                     (c)  a person who is a member or officer of an authority of the Commonwealth;

                     (d)  a person who is:

                              (i)  in the service or employment of the Commonwealth, or of an authority of the Commonwealth; or

                             (ii)  employed or engaged under an Act.

"participating jurisdiction " means a participating State or participating Territory.

"participating State " means a State that is a party to the Intergovernmental Agreement for the Australian Consumer Law and applies the applied Australian Consumer Law as a law of the State, either with or without modifications.

"participating Territory " means a Territory that is a party to the Intergovernmental Agreement for the Australian Consumer Law and applies the applied Australian Consumer Law as a law of the Territory, either with or without modifications.

"Territory " means the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory.



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