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UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE ACT 2018 - SECT 35

Exporting protected underwater cultural heritage prohibited without a permit

  (1)   A person contravenes this sub section if the person:

  (a)   exports an article from Australia; and

  (b)   the article is protected underwater cultural heritage.

  (2)   Subsection   ( 1) does not apply if the person exports the article in accordance with a permit g ranted under section   23 .

Note:   A person who wishes to rely on this subsection bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in this subsection   ( see subsection   13.3.(3) of the Criminal Code and section   96 of the Regulatory Powers Act).

  (3)   A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subsection   ( 1).

Penalty:   Imprisonment for 5 years or 300 penalty units, or both .

  ( 4 )   A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection   ( 1).

Penalty:   60 penalty units .

  (5 )   A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection   ( 1).

Civil penalty:   300 penalty units .


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