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Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997 – 20 November 2015

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Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997 – 20 November 2015

Queensland Competition Authority Regulation 2007 – 20 November 2015

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The government may declare a non-government business activity to be a monopoly business activity. The declaration must be made by gazette notice. In deciding whether to make the declaration, the government must consult with the person carrying on the activity, etc. For the definitions of ‘business activity’ and ‘non-government business activity’, refer to the Schedule 2 dictionary. For the definition of ‘facility’ (relevant to definition of ‘non-government business activityf’), refer to section 70 of the Act.

  • Sections 5, 13A, 21A, 21B, 21C, 70, Schedule 2

The government may refer a monopoly business activity to the Queensland Competition Authority for an investigation about the pricing practices relating to the activity or for a price monitoring investigation. On referral, the authority must conduct the investigation and issue a report. A person carrying on a non-government business activity must give a response to the report, including details of any action the person will or may take in response to each recommendation contained in the report to the authority within 90 days of receiving the report.

  • Sections 5, 13A, 22, 23, 23A, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 36B, 241, Schedule 2

The Queensland Competition Authority may, if requested by a government agency or another person carrying on a monopoly business activity, give the person advice about pricing practices relating to the activity. Note: Advice given is not binding on any person.

  • Sections 5, 37B, Schedule 2

In providing access to a declared service (defined as a service for which a declaration is in operation), an access provider must not unfairly differentiate between users of the service in a way that has a material adverse effect on the ability of 1 or more of the users to compete with other users. Note: Exceptions apply. For the definition of ‘service’, refer to section 72 of the Act. For the associated definition of ‘facility’, refer to section 70 of the Act. For the definitions of ‘access provider’ and ‘user’, refer to the Schedule 2 dictionary.

  • Sections 5, 70, 72, 168C, 250, Schedules 1, 2
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