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TRADE PRACTICES ACT 1974 No. 51, 1974 - SECT 170
Legal and financial assistance.
170. (1) A person-
(a) who has instituted, or proposes to institute, a proceeding before
the Commissioner or the Tribunal, or a proceeding before the Court
under Part VI;
(b) who is entitled to participate, or has been permitted to
intervene in a proceeding before the Commission or the Tribunal; or
(c) against whom a proceeding before the Court has been instituted
under Part VI,
may apply to the Attorney-General for a grant of assistance under
this section in respect of the proceeding.
(2) Where an application is made by a person under sub-section(1) the
Attorney-General, or an officer of the Australian Public Service authorized in
writing by the Attorney-General, may, if he is satisfied that it would involve
hardship to that person to refuse the application and that, in all the
circumstances, it is reasonable that the application should be granted,
authorize the grant by Australia to the person, either unconditionally or
subject to such conditions as the Attorney-General or officer determines, such
legal or financial assistance in relation to the proceedings as the
Attorney-General or officer determines.
(3) In this section-
(a) a reference to a proceeding before the Commission is a reference
to a proceeding in relation to an application for, or in relation
to the revocation of, an authorization; and
(b) a reference to a proceeding before the Tribunal is a reference
by the Commission.
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