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Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000

Part 15 Offences

   

152   Application of Criminal Code

             (1)  The Criminal Code applies to all offences against this Act.

             (2)  If a maximum penalty is specified:

                     (a)  at the foot of a section of this Act (other than a section that is divided into subsections); or

                     (b)  at the foot of a subsection of this Act;

then:

                     (c)  a person who contravenes the section or subsection is guilty of an offence punishable, on conviction, by a penalty not exceeding the specified penalty; or

                     (d)  the offence referred to in the section or subsection is punishable, on conviction, by a penalty not exceeding the specified penalty.

Note 1:       Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.

Note 2:       If the specified penalty is imprisonment only, section 4B of the Crimes Act 1914 allows the court to impose a fine instead of imprisonment or in addition to imprisonment.

153   False or misleading information

                   A person is guilty of an offence if the person:

                     (a)  gives information (whether orally, in writing or in electronic form) to another person who is exercising powers or performing functions under, or in connection with, this Act or the regulations; and

                     (b)  gives the information knowing that it is false or misleading in a material particular.

Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 12 months.

Note:          Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility and Chapter 3 of the Criminal Code contains general principles relating to penalties.

154   Failure to provide documents

             (1)  A person is guilty of an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is required under this Act or the regulations to provide a document (including a statement or return) to the Regulator or to another person within a specified time or by a specified date; and

                     (b)  the person does not provide the document by the specified time or the specified date (as the case requires).

Maximum penalty: 30 penalty units.

             (2)  Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note 1:       Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility and Chapter 3 of the Criminal Code contains general principles relating to penalties.

Note 2:       For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

             (3)  A person is guilty of an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is required under this Act or the regulations to provide a document (including a statement or return) to the Regulator or to another person within a specified time or by a specified date; and

                     (b)  the person does not provide the document by the specified time or the specified date (as the case requires).

Maximum penalty: 6 months imprisonment.

Note:          Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.