Australian Capital Territory Current Acts

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Failing to answer question or give information

    (1)     A person commits an offence if—

        (a)     the person is required by law to answer a question or give information in a legal proceeding; and

        (b)     the person fails to answer the question or give the information when required.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units, imprisonment for 6 months or both.

Note     The Legislation Act

, s 170 and s 171 deal with the application of the privilege against self-incrimination and client legal privilege.

    (2)     This section does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

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