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UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE ACT 2018 - SECT 47

Court may order forfeiture

  (1)   If a person is convicted by a court of an offence against this Act , the court may order the forfeiture to the Commonwealth of any vessel, equipment or article used or otherwise involved in the commission of the offence.

  (2)   If a person is found by a court to have contravened a civil penalty provision of this Act, the court may order the forfeiture to the Commonwealth of any vessel, equipment or article used or otherwise involved in the contravention of the civil penalty provision.

  (3)   Any vessel, equipment or article forfeited under this section may be sold or otherwise dealt with as the Minister thinks fit.

  (4)   For the purposes of this section :

"article involved in the commission of an offence" includes any article of underwater cultural heritage to which the offence relates.

"article involved in the contravention of a civil penalty provision" includes any article of underwater cultural heritage to which the contravention relates.

 


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