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AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS COMMISSION ACT 2001 - SECT 220

Contempt of Disciplinary Board

             (1)  A person must not:

                     (a)  engage in conduct that results in the obstruction or hindering of a Panel of the Disciplinary Board, or a member of the Panel, in the performance or exercise of any of the Disciplinary Board's functions or powers; or

                     (b)  engage in conduct that results in the disruption of a hearing.

Penalty:  3 months imprisonment.

             (2)  A person must not contravene a direction given under paragraph 216(5)(b).

Penalty:  30 penalty units.

          (2A)  Subsection (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

          (2B)  Subsection (2) does not apply to the extent that the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in this subsection, see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

             (3)  An offence constituted by a contravention of subsection (1) or (2) is punishable on summary conviction.



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