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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 44ZZ

Prohibition on hindering access to declared services

             (1)  The provider or a user of a service to which a third party has access under a determination, or a body corporate related to the provider or a user of the service, must not engage in conduct for the purpose of preventing or hindering the third party's access to the service under the determination.

             (2)  A person may be taken to have engaged in conduct for the purpose referred to in subsection (1) even though, after all the evidence has been considered, the existence of that purpose is ascertainable only by inference from the conduct of the person or from other relevant circumstances. This subsection does not limit the manner in which the purpose of a person may be established for the purposes of subsection (1).

             (3)  In this section, a user of a service includes a person who has a right to use the service.



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