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When can an infringement notice be served?

             (1)  If an authorised officer has reason to believe that a person has committed an offence or has contravened a civil penalty provision, the officer may cause an infringement notice to be served on the person in accordance with this Division.

             (2)  An infringement notice must be served within 12 months of the date on which, or the last day of the period over which, an offence is alleged to have been committed or a civil penalty provision is alleged to have been contravened.

             (3)  An infringement notice must not be served on a person in relation to:

                     (a)  a failure to satisfy a sponsorship obligation prescribed in regulation 2.78; or

                     (b)  a failure to satisfy a sponsorship obligation prescribed in regulation 2.85.

Note:          Regulation 2.78 prescribes an obligation to cooperate with inspectors. Regulation 2.85 prescribes an obligation to secure an offer of a reasonable standard of accommodation for a primary sponsored person or secondary sponsored person.

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