(1) For a tribunal hearing, the member presiding, the registrar or a deputy registrar may summon a person to appear as a witness before the tribunal—
(a) to give evidence; or
(b) to give evidence and produce a document or thing stated in the summons that is in the person's possession, custody or control; or
(c) to produce a document or thing stated in the summons that is in the person's possession, custody or control.
(2) The tribunal may give a party leave to inspect a document produced under a summons.
(3) A person is taken to have complied with a summons to produce a document or thing if the person gives the document or thing to the registrar before the date stated in the summons.
(4) A summons must be in writing and served on the person named in the summons.
(5) A person commits an offence if—
(a) a summons is served on the person; and
(b) the person does not comply with the summons.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units, imprisonment for 6 months or both.
(6) An offence against subsection (5) is a strict liability offence.
Note The Legislation Act, s 170 and s 171 deal with the application of the privilege against selfincrimination and client legal privilege.