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PRIVACY ACT 1988 - SECT 80U

Civil penalty provisions

    Enforceable civil penalty provisions

  (1)   Each civil penalty provision of this Act is enforceable under Part   4 of the Regulatory Powers Act.

Note:   Part   4 of the Regulatory Powers Act allows a civil penalty provision to be enforced by obtaining an order for a person to pay a pecuniary penalty for the contravention of the provision.

Authorised applicant

  (2)   For the purposes of Part   4 of the Regulatory Powers Act, the Commissioner is an authorised applicant in relation to the civil penalty provisions of this Act.

Relevant court

  (3)   For the purposes of Part   4 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each of the following courts is a relevant court in relation to the civil penalty provisions of this Act:

  (a)   the Federal Court;

  (b)   the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division   2).

Extension to external Territories

  (4)   Part   4 of the Regulatory Powers Act, as that Part applies in relation to the civil penalty provisions of this Act, extends to every external Territory.


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