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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 162

Contempt

             (1)  A person shall not:

                     (a)  insult a member of the Tribunal, a member of the Commission or an AER member in the exercise of his or her powers or functions as a member;

                     (b)  interrupt the proceedings of the Tribunal or a conference held by the Commission under section 90 or 93A, Division 3 of Part XI or section 151AZ;

                     (c)  create a disturbance, or take part in creating or continuing a disturbance, in or near a place where the Tribunal is sitting or the Commission is holding such a conference; or

                     (d)  do any other act or thing that would, if the Tribunal were a court of record, constitute a contempt of that court.

             (2)  A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.

Note 1:       Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.

Note 2:       Part IA of the Crimes Act 1914 contains provisions dealing with penalties.



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