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UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE ACT 2018 - SECT 55

Contravening offence or civil penalty provisions

  (1)   This section applies if a provision of this Act provides that a person contravening another provision of this Act (the conduct provision ) commits an offence or is liable to a civil penalty.

  (2)   For the purposes of this Act, and the Regulatory Powers Act to the extent that it relates to this Act, a reference to a contravention of an offence provision or a civil penalty provision includes a reference to a contravention of the conduct provision.

  (3)   For the purposes of applying Chapter   2 of the Criminal Code to the offence, the physical elements of the offence are set out in the conduct provision.

Note:   Chapter   2 of the Criminal Code sets out general principles of criminal responsibility.


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