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GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK AMENDMENT ACT 1988 No. 105 of 1988 - SECT 21
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21. Section 49 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting all the words after "guilty of an offence" and substituting
"and is punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding $5,000 or
imprisonment for a period not exceeding 2 years, or both";
(b) by adding at the end the following subsections:
"(2) An offence against subsection (1) is an indictable offence.
"(3) Notwithstanding that an offence against subsection (1) is an indictable
offence, a court of summary jurisdiction may hear and determine proceedings in
respect of such an offence if:
(a) the court is satisfied that it is proper to do so; and
(b) the defendant and the prosecutor consent.
"(4) Where, in accordance with subsection (3), a court of summary jurisdiction
convicts a person of an offence against subsection (1), the penalty that the
court may impose is a fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment for a period
not exceeding 12 months, or both.".
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