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Treasury Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill (No. 2) 2001
Schedule 2 Trade Practices Act 1974

   

1  At the end of Part I

Add:

6AA   Application of the Criminal Code

             (1)  Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code applies to all offences against this Act.

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

             (2)  Despite subsection (1), Part 2.5 of the Criminal Code does not apply to an offence against Part IIIA, VC or XIC or Division 7 of Part XIB.

2  Subsection 75AY(4)

Omit “intentionally or recklessly”.

3  At the end of section 75AY

Add:

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

Note 2:       Part IA of the Crimes Act 1914 contains provisions dealing with penalties.

4  Subsection 84(6)

Repeal the subsection.

5  After subsection 87A(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  Subsection (5) is an offence of strict liability.

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

6  Section 151BI

Repeal the section.

7  Section 151BS

Repeal the section.

8  Subsection 151BTA(12)

Repeal the subsection.

9  Subsection 151BUA(10)

Omit “intentionally or recklessly”.

10  Subsection 151BUA(11)

Omit “intentionally or recklessly”.

11  Subsection 151BUB(12)

Omit “intentionally or recklessly”.

12  Subsection 151BUB(13)

Omit “intentionally or recklessly”.

13  Subsection 151BUC(12)

Omit “intentionally or recklessly”.

14  Subsection 151BUC(13)

Omit “intentionally or recklessly”.

15  Subsection 151BV(2)

Omit “intentionally or recklessly”.

16  Subsection 151BZ(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  To avoid doubt, this section does not affect the operation of Division 137 of the Criminal Code in respect of tariff information.

17  Section 152DE

Omit “, without reasonable excuse”.

18  At the end of section 152DE

Add:

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

19  Subsection 152DF(1)

Omit “, without reasonable excuse”.

20  After subsection 152DF(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (1A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

21  Subsection 152DF(2)

Omit “subsection (1)” (wherever occurring), substitute “subsection (1A)”.

22  Section 152DG

Omit “knowingly”.

23  Paragraph 155(5)(a)

Omit “to the extent that the person is capable of complying with it”.

24  After subsection 155(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  Paragraph (5)(a) does not apply to the extent that the person is not capable of complying with the notice.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (5A), see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

25  Subsection 155(6A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (6A)  A person who contravenes subsection (5) or (6) is guilty of an offence punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

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

Note 2:       Part IA of the Crimes Act 1914 contains provisions dealing with penalties.

26  At the end of subsection 155(7A)

Add:

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (7A), see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

27  Paragraph 155B(3)(a)

Omit “without reasonable excuse,”.

28  Subsection 155B(3) (penalty)

Repeal the penalty, substitute:

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

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

Note 2:       Part IA of the Crimes Act 1914 contains provisions dealing with penalties.

29  After subsection 155B(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  Paragraph (3)(a) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (3A), see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

30  Subsection 160(1)

Omit “, without reasonable excuse”.

31  After subsection 160(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (1A), see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

32  Subsection 160(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.

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

Note 2:       Part IA of the Crimes Act 1914 contains provisions dealing with penalties.

33  Subsection 161(1)

Omit “, without reasonable excuse”.

34  After subsection 161(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (1A), see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

35  At the end of subsection 161(2)

Add:

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (2), see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

36  Subsection 161(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.

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

Note 2:       Part IA of the Crimes Act 1914 contains provisions dealing with penalties.

37  Subsection 162(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.

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

Note 2:       Part IA of the Crimes Act 1914 contains provisions dealing with penalties.

38  Section 162A

Omit all the words after “punishable”, substitute “on conviction by a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.”.

39  At the end of section 162A

Add:

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

Note 2:       Part IA of the Crimes Act 1914 contains provisions dealing with penalties.