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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

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5550 (version 2)

2008

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

 

 

(1)     Schedule 6, item 24, page 126 (after line 13), after Division 3, insert:

Division 3A—Convictions under former section 38CA

38CC  Convictions under former section 38CA

             (1)  Despite any other Commonwealth law or any State law or Territory law, a person convicted of an offence that occurred during the period 1 July 2004 to 14 December 2006 under section 38CA of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 is for all purposes to be treated as a having received a free and absolute pardon by the Governor-General in the exercise of the royal prerogative of mercy.

             (2)  For the avoidance of doubt, a person referred to in subsection (1) is to be taken for all purposes never to have been convicted of the offence.

 [convictions for green zone infringements]