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Tuesday, 7 December 1965

Mr SNEDDEN (Bruce) (AttorneyGeneral) . - Mr. Chairman, I move -

At the end of the clause add the following subclause: - "(5.) A prosecution for an offence against section 43, 85 or 86 of this Act may be commenced at any time after the commission of the offence.".

The need for this amendment arises because under the Crimes Act these offences would have to be prosecuted within six months of their commission whereas in fact on occasions it is very likely that they will not have been discovered within that period. I am sure that the Committee will have no difficulty with this amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 102 agreed to.

Clause 103. (2.) A person shall not -

(a)   refuse or fail to comply with a notice under this section to the extent that he is capable of complying with it; or

(b)   in purported compliance with such a notice, knowingly furnish information that is false or misleading.

Penalty: Five hundred pounds or imprisonment for three months.

Mr. SNEDDEN(Bruce - AttorneyGeneral [1.6 a.m.]. - Mr. Chairman, I move -

In sub-clause (2.), omit " Five hundred pounds ", insert " One thousand dollars ".

This amendment is made necessary by the forthcoming change to decimal currency.

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