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CORONERS ACT 1997 (NO. 57 OF 1997) - SECT 85

Preventing witnesses from attending

85. A person shall not wilfully prevent a person who has been summoned to attend at an inquest or inquiry from—

        (a)     attending the inquest or inquiry;

        (b)     answering a question that the person is required by a Coroner to answer; or

        (c)     producing a document or thing referred to in the summons.


        (a)     if the offender is a natural person—100 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both;

        (b)     if the offender is a body corporate—500 penalty units.

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