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    (1)     A person commits an offence if the person sets a trap.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.

    (2)     An offence against this section is a strict liability offence.

    (3)     This section does not apply to—

        (a)     a trapping permit-holder; or

        (b)     a person holding a nature conservation licence that authorises the person to set a trap.

Note     The defendant has an evidential burden in relation to the matters mentioned in s (3) (see Criminal Code

, s 58).

    (4)     In this section:


        (a)     means a device used or designed to catch an animal; but

        (b)     does not include a trap set to catch—

              (i)     an animal, other than a domestic animal, on premises—

    (A)     by the occupier of the premises; or

    (B)     by an employee, agent or relative of the occupier of the premises; or

    (C)     by another person, in accordance with the written approval of a person mentioned in sub-subparagraph (A) or (B); or

              (ii)     a fish or crustacean for non-commercial human consumption.

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