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MARITIME POWERS ACT 2013 - SECT 114

Liability to pay costs is a debt to the Commonwealth

  (1 )   An amount payable by a person under this Division is a debt due by the person to the Commonwealth.

  (2 )   The amount may be recovered by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.

  (3 )   The Commonwealth's right to recover the whole or a part of the amount may be waived by:

  (a)   the Comptroller - General of Customs (within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901 ) ; or

  (b)   the Secretary of the Department administered by the Minister who administers the Defence Act 1903 .


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