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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

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5550-REVISED

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, if a person was convicted for an offence under section 38CA of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 :

                     (a)  that occurred during the period 1 July 2004 to 14 December 2006; and

                     (b)  that did not attract a monetary penalty exceeding $5,000;

that conviction is for all purposes to be treated as a spent conviction under Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 .

             (2)  For the avoidance of doubt, a conviction referred to in subsection (1) is to be treated as a spent conviction whether or not the waiting period for the offence under Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 has ended.

             (3)  Despite Division 3 of Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 , the exclusions provided by Division 6 of Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 do not apply in relation to a conviction referred to in subsection (1).

[convictions for green zone infringements]