The Tribunal may monitor the performance of a government agency specified in Schedule 1 for the purposes of:(a) establishing, and reporting to the Minister on, the level of compliance by the government agency with a determination of the Tribunal of the pricing for a government monopoly service supplied by the government agency, and(b) preparing for a periodic review of pricing policies in respect of government monopoly services supplied by the government agency.
(1) For the purposes referred to in section 24AA, the Chairperson may, by notice in writing served on an officer of the government agency to which a determination relates, require the officer to do any one or more of the following:(a) to send to the Tribunal, on or before a day specified in the notice, a statement setting out such information as is so specified,(b) to send to the Tribunal, on or before a day specified in the notice, such documents as are so specified,(c) to attend a meeting of the Tribunal to give evidence.(2) If documents are given to the Tribunal under this section, the Tribunal:(a) may take possession of, and make copies of or take extracts from, the documents, and(b) may keep possession of the documents for such period as is necessary for those purposes, and(c) during that period must permit them to be inspected at all reasonable times by persons who would be entitled to inspect them if they were not in the possession of the Tribunal.
(1) A person must not, without reasonable excuse:(a) refuse or fail to comply with a notice served under this Part, or(b) refuse or fail to answer a question that the person is required to answer by the Chairperson at any meeting of the Tribunal under this Part.(2) It is a reasonable excuse for the purposes of subsection (1) that to comply with the notice or to answer the question might tend to incriminate the person or make the person liable to any forfeiture or penalty.(3) A person must not:(a) give to the Tribunal, whether orally or in writing, information that the person knows to be false or misleading in a material particular (unless the person informs the Tribunal of that fact), or(b) at a meeting of the Tribunal, give evidence that the person knows to be false or misleading in a material particular.(4) A person must not hinder, obstruct or interfere with the Chairperson or any other member of the Tribunal in the exercise of functions for the purposes of this Part as Chairperson or other member.(5) A person must not take any action that detrimentally affects the employment of another person, or threaten to do so, because that other person has assisted the Tribunal in any investigation.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.
(1) If a person provides information to the Tribunal in connection with functions under this Part on the understanding that the information is confidential and will not be divulged, the Tribunal is required to ensure that the information is not divulged by it to any person, except:(a) with the consent of the person who provided the information, or(b) to the extent that the Tribunal is satisfied that the information is not confidential in nature, or(c) to a member or officer of the Tribunal.(2) If the Tribunal is satisfied that it is desirable to do so because of the confidential nature of any information provided to the Tribunal in connection with functions under this Part, it may give directions prohibiting or restricting the divulging of the information.(3) A person must not contravene a direction given under subsection (2).
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.(4) A reference in this section to information includes information contained in any evidence given at a meeting of the Tribunal and information contained in any documents given to the Tribunal.