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Offence--hindering compliance with the Act etc.

             (1)  A person must not engage in conduct that hinders or prevents another person from:

                     (a)  performing functions or duties, or exercising powers, under this Act; or

                     (b)  complying with this Act or a direction given under this Act.

Note:          The physical elements of an offence against subsection (2) are set out in this subsection (see section 534).

Fault-based offence

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

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years or 120 penalty units, or both.

Civil penalty provision

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

Civil penalty:          120 penalty units.

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