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Commission may give draft public warning notice

             (1)  The Commission may give a person a notice in writing if the Commission reasonably believes that:

                     (a)  any of the following conditions are satisfied:

                              (i)  the person has engaged in prohibited conduct;

                             (ii)  the person is engaging in prohibited conduct; and

                     (b)  one or more other persons has suffered, or is likely to suffer, detriment as a result of the prohibited conduct; and

                     (c)  it is in the public interest to issue the notice.

             (2)  The notice must:

                     (a)  state the day on which the notice is given; and

                     (b)  identify:

                              (i)  the person mentioned in paragraph (1)(a); and

                             (ii)  the prohibited conduct mentioned in paragraph (1)(a); and

                     (c)  explain the reasons why the Commission reasonably believes that the requirements in paragraphs (1)(a), (b) and (c) are met; and

                     (d)  state that:

                              (i)  the person may, within 21 days after being given the notice, make representations to the Commission regarding the matters mentioned in paragraphs (1)(a), (b) and (c); and

                             (ii)  the Commission may issue a public warning notice under section 53ZM in relation to the prohibited conduct after those 21 days have passed.

             (3)  A notice given under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

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