The costs of and incidental to all proceedings are to be determined by the Commission,
including any adjournment, shall be in the discretion of the Commission, and the
Commission has power to determine by whom, in what manner and to what extent costs
are to be paid.
The costs may be recovered in any manner in which costs payable in respect of proceedings
of the District Court may be recovered.
Costs and expenses, to be payable by or to a party to the proceedings, may be awarded
by the Commission in respect of an objection whether the application to which the
objection relates is granted, refused or withdrawn, except that costs shall not
be awarded in relation to an objection made under section 73(1) by a person authorised
to intervene under section 69(6), (7), (8) or (11)
Where in the opinion of the Commission, a person has –
- brought proceedings;
- exercised a right, or attempted to exercise a purported right to object to an application,
frivolously or vexatiously, the Commission may award costs against that person.