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  (1)   The Governor - General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed, or necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act and, in particular prescribing penalties, not exceeding a fine of 2 penalty units, for offences against the regulations.

  (3)   Without limiting the scope of subsection   (1), that subsection includes the power to make regulations relating to enabling a person who is alleged to have committed:

  (a)   an offence against section   19DB or Part   IIA; or

  (b)   an offence against this Act, or against the regulations, that is specified in the regulations and that relates (directly or indirectly) to:

  (i)   the making of a claim for a benefit or payment in respect of the rendering of a pathology service; or

  (ii)   any other matter connected with the provision of pathology services;

to pay to the Commonwealth, as an alternative to prosecution, a specified penalty, not exceeding an amount equal to one - fifth of the maximum penalty for committing the offence in question.

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