(1) In a law, if a penalty for an offence is expressed as a number (whether whole or fractional) of penalty units, the penalty for the offence is a fine of that number of penalty units.
(2) A "penalty unit" is—
(a) for an offence committed by an individual—$160; or
(b) for an offence committed by a corporation—$810.
‘Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.' means that a person who is convicted of the relevant offence is liable to a maximum fine of 10 penalty units.
• If the person is an individual, the maximum fine is, therefore, $1 600 ($160 x 10).
• If the person is a corporation, the maximum fine is, therefore, $8 100 ($810 x 10).
(3) The Attorney-General must review the amount of a penalty unit at least once every 4 years after the day this subsection commences.
(4) This section is a determinative provision.
Note See s 5 for the meaning of determinative provisions, and s 6 for their displacement.