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NATURE CONSERVATION ACT 2014 - SECT 150

Offence—import native plant—protected or special protection status

    (1)     A person commits an offence if—

        (a)     the person imports a plant into the ACT; and

        (b)     the plant is—

              (i)     a native plant; and

              (ii)     a protected native species.

Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.

Note     Protected native species —see  s 110.

    (2)     A person commits an offence if—

        (a)     the person imports a plant into the ACT; and

        (b)     the plant—

              (i)     is a native plant; and

              (ii)     has special protection status.

Maximum penalty: 200 penalty units, imprisonment for 2 years or both.

Note     Special protection status —see  s 109.

    (3)     This section does not apply to the importation of native timber into the ACT.

Note 1     Native timber —see  s 139.

Note 2     The defendant has an evidential burden in relation to the matters mentioned in s (3) (see Criminal Code

, s 58).

    (4)     A person has the benefit of the chapter 6 exceptions for an offence against this section.

Note     The chapter 6 exceptions are set out in s 153.



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