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Commission's role in negotiations

  (1)   This section applies if a carrier or carriage service provider is required to comply with any or all of the standard access obligations.

  (2)   If the following parties:

  (a)   the carrier or carriage service provider, as the case requires;

  (b)   the access seeker;

propose to negotiate, or are negotiating, with a view to agreeing on terms and conditions as mentioned in paragraph   152AY(2)(a), the parties may jointly request the Commission in writing to arrange for a representative of the Commission to attend, or mediate at, those negotiations.

  (3)   The Commission may comply with the request if the Commission considers that compliance with the request would be likely to facilitate those negotiations.

  (4)   For the purposes of this section, each of the following persons may be a representative of the Commission:

  (a)   a member, or associate member, of the Commission; or

  (b)   a person referred to in subsection   27(1); or

  (c)   a person engaged under section   27A.

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