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Finance and Administration Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001
Schedule 1 Amendment of Superannuation Acts

   

Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948

1  After section 4E

Insert:

4F   Application of the Criminal Code

                   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  Subsection 21B(5)

Omit “$500”, substitute “15 penalty units”.

3  At the end of subsection 21B(5)

Add:

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

4  Subsection 21B(7)

Omit “, without reasonable excuse,”.

5  Subsection 21B(7)

Omit “$500”, substitute “Imprisonment for 6 months, or 30 penalty units, or both”.

6  At the end of subsection 21B(7)

Add:

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

7  Subsection 21B(8)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (8)  Subsection (7) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (8) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

Superannuation Act 1922

8  After section 5

Insert:

6   Application of the Criminal Code

                   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.

9  Subsection 143A(3)

Omit “$40”, substitute “5 penalty units”.

10  At the end of subsection 143A(3)

Add:

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

11  Subsection 143A(8)

Omit all the words after “under subsection (1)”, substitute:

must, within 21 days after the day that the judgment debt is satisfied, notify the Board, in such manner as is prescribed, that the judgment debt is satisfied.

Penalty:  5 penalty units.

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

12  Paragraph 150(1)(d)

Omit “$100”, substitute “20 penalty units”.

13  At the end of subsection 150(1)

Add:

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

Superannuation Act 1976

14  Before section 4

Insert:

3F   Application of the Criminal Code

                   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.

15  Subsection 44(3)

Omit “intentionally”.

16  Subsection 44(3) (at the end of the penalty)

Add “, or 30 penalty units, or both”.

17  At the end of subsection 44(3)

Add:

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

18  Subsection 119(7)

Omit all the words after “under subsection (1)”, substitute:

must, within 21 days after the day that the judgment debt is satisfied, notify the Board that the judgment debt is satisfied.

Penalty:  5 penalty units.

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

19  Paragraph 163A(1)(a)

Omit “within the time and in the manner specified in the notice,”.

20  Paragraph 163A(1)(b)

Omit “in accordance with the notice,”.

21  After subsection 163A(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the information must be given, or the document must be produced:

                     (a)  within 14 days after the day the notice was served; and

                     (b)  in the manner specified in the notice.

22  Subsection 163A(3) (penalty)

Repeal the penalty, substitute:

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 6 months, or 30 penalty units, or both.

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

23  Paragraph 168(1)(b)

Omit “a fine of $100”, substitute “20 penalty units”.

24  At the end of subsection 168(1)

Add:

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

Superannuation Act 1990

25  After section 3A

Insert:

3B   Application of the Criminal Code

                   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.

26  Subsection 27A(3)

Omit “intentionally”.

27  Subsection 27A(3) (at the end of the penalty)

Add “, or 30 penalty units, or both”.

28  At the end of subsection 27A(3)

Add:

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