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Transport and Regional Services Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001
Schedule 1 Airports Act 1996

   

1  Section 5

Insert:

engage in conduct means:

                     (a)  do an act; or

                     (b)  omit to perform an act.

2  After section 10

Insert:

10A   Application of the Criminal Code

                   Chapter 2 (except Part 2.5) of the Criminal Code applies to all offences created by this Act.

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

3  Subsection 29(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a requirement to transfer a lease under subsection (1) or (1A); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  400 penalty units.

Strict liability

          (2A)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

4  Subsection 32(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (3)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a requirement under subsection (1) or (2); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  2,000 penalty units.

Strict liability

          (3A)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (3)(a).

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

5  Subsection 42(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to take steps under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  500 penalty units.

6  Subsection 46(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to take steps under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  500 penalty units.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

7  Subsection 52(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to take steps under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  500 penalty units.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

8  Subsection 56(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is required to take steps under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  400 penalty units.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

9  Subsection 60(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (4)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is required to keep and retain records and to give information under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Strict liability

          (4A)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (4)(a).

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

10  Subsection 75(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to give the Minister a draft master plan under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

11  Subsection 76(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to give the Minister a draft master plan under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

12  Subsection 78(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to give the Minister a draft master plan under subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

             (4)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (3)(a).

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

13  Subsection 81(9)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (9)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a direction under subsection (8); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the direction.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

14  Subsection 85(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to give a written notice under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

15  Subsection 86(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a requirement to publish a notice and make a plan or variation available for inspection under subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

             (4)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (3)(a).

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

16  Subsection 90(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a requirement under subsection (1) or (2); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  2,000 penalty units.

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

          (3A)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (3)(a).

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

17  Subsection 90(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (6)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a requirement under subsection (4) or (5); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  400 penalty units.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in paragraphs (4)(c) and (d) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

             (7)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (6)(a).

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

18  Subsection 96(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to publish a notice and make a plan or variation available for inspection under subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

             (4)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (3)(a).

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

19  Subsection 99(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a requirement under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

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

          (2A)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

20  Subsection 99(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (4)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a requirement under subsection (3); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

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

             (5)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (4)(a).

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

21  Section 102

Repeal the section, substitute:

102   Offence of contravening conditions

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person has been granted approval under the regulations for the purposes of this Subdivision; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes a condition of the approval.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (1)(a).

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

22  Subsection 103(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a direction under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the direction.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

23  Subsection 106(3)

Omit “intentionally or recklessly”.

24  At the end of subsection 106(3)

Add:

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

25  Subsection 106(6)

Omit “intentionally or recklessly”.

26  At the end of subsection 106(6)

Add:

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in paragraphs (4)(c), (d) and (e) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

27  Section 108

Repeal the section, substitute:

108   Offence of contravening conditions

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person has been issued with a certificate of compliance under regulations made for the purposes of this Subdivision; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct, whether before or after the building, structure, earthworks, engineering works, electrical works, hydraulic works or eligible alteration concerned is first occupied or used; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes a condition of the certificate.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

28  Subsection 109(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a direction under this section; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the direction.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

29  Subsection 120(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to give the Minister a draft environment strategy under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

30  Subsection 121(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to give the Minister a draft environment strategy under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

31  Subsection 123(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a direction under subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the direction.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

32  Subsection 126(9)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (9)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a direction under subsection (8); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the direction.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

33  Subsection 131(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to publish a notice and make a strategy or variation available for inspection and purchase by members of the public under subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

             (4)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (3)(a).

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

34  Subsection 131B(1)

Omit “must not, by act or omission, directly or indirectly cause”, substitute “commits an offence if the person engages in conduct that directly or indirectly results in”.

Note:       The heading to section 131B is altered by omitting “ of causing ” and substituting “ resulting in ”.

35  At the end of subsection 131B(1)

Add:

Penalty:  500 penalty units.

36  Subsection 131B(2)

Repeal the subsection.

37  Subsection 131C(1)

Omit “must not, by act or omission, directly or indirectly cause”, substitute “commits an offence if the person engages in conduct that directly or indirectly results in”.

Note:       The heading to section 131C is altered by omitting “ of causing ” and substituting “ resulting in ”.

38  At the end of subsection 131C(1)

Add:

Penalty:  200 penalty units.

39  Subsection 131C(2)

Repeal the subsection.

40  Subsection 131D(1)

Omit “must not, by act or omission, directly or indirectly cause”, substitute “commits an offence if the person engages in conduct that directly or indirectly results in”.

Note:       The heading to section 131D is altered by omitting “ of causing ” and substituting “ resulting in ”.

41  Subsection 131D(1)

Omit “if the act or omission is not authorised by or under this Act or another law of the Commonwealth”.

42  At the end of subsection 131D(1)

Add:

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

43  Subsection 131D(2)

Repeal the subsection.

44  Subsection 131D(3)

Omit all the words from and including “an act” to and including “omission” (second occurring), substitute “conduct of a person, even if the conduct”.

45  Subsection 141(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (6)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a requirement under this section; and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

Strict liability

          (6A)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (6)(a).

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

46  Subsection 142(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (4)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is required to make arrangements under subsection (3); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

Strict liability

          (4A)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (4)(a).

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

47  Subsection 142(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (6)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is required to give a company a certificate under subsection (5); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Strict liability

             (7)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (6)(a).

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

48  Subsection 143(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (3)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a requirement under this section; and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

Strict liability

             (4)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (3)(a).

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

49  Subsection 145(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a requirement under the regulations to give the ACCC written reports about the airport; and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

          (2A)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

50  Subsection 146(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a requirement under the regulations to keep and retain records; and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

51  Subsection 156(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (5)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a requirement under the regulations to keep and retain records and give information to the ACCC; and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Strict liability

          (5A)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (5)(a).

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

52  Section 167

Repeal the section, substitute:

167   Compliance by airport operators with regulations

             (1)  An operator of an airport commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the operator is subject to a requirement under the regulations made for the purposes of section 166 and the regulations declare that this section applies to that provision; and

                     (b)  the operator engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the operator’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

             (2)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (1)(a).

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

53  Subsection 183(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a requirement under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

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

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

54  Section 185

Repeal the section, substitute:

185   Offence of contravening conditions

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person has been granted an approval under regulations made for the purposes of this Division; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct, whether before or after completion of the controlled activity concerned; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes a condition of the approval.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

             (2)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (1)(a).

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

55  Subsection 186(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Offence

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a requirement under the regulations to give information to the operator of an airport; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Strict liability

          (2A)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

56  Section 208

Repeal the section, substitute:

208   Compliance with demand management schemes

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a provision of a demand management scheme and the scheme declares that this section applies to that provision; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the provision.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

57  Subsection 216(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a requirement under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  250 penalty units.

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

          (2A)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

58  Subsection 224(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Extended meaning of offence against this Act

             (6)  A reference in this section to an offence against this Act includes a reference to:

                     (a)  an offence created by section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914 that relates to this Act; and

                     (b)  an offence against section 11.1, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code that relates to this Act.

59  Subsection 228(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a requirement under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 6 months.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

60  Subsection 230(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A company commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the company is subject to a requirement under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the company engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the company’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  150 penalty units.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (2)(a).

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

61  Section 231

Repeal the section, substitute:

231   False or misleading audit certificates

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person gives a certificate in relation to a company’s accounts and statements and that company is an airport operator company; and

                     (b)  the person does so reckless as to whether the certificate:

                              (i)  is false or misleading in a material particular; or

                             (ii)  omits any matter or thing without which the certificate is misleading in a material particular.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 6 months.

62  Subsection 234(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is required to return his or her identity card under subsection (3); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  5 penalty units.

             (5)  Subsection (4) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

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

             (6)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (4)(a).

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

63  Subsection 237(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a requirement under subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct contravenes the requirement.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 6 months.

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

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

          (3B)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (3)(a).

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



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