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Offence for bringing restricted goods into Australia

             (1)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if:

                     (a)  the person brings goods into Australia; and

                     (b)  the goods are restricted goods.

Penalty:  1,000 penalty units.

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

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person brings the goods into Australia in accordance with a written permission given by the Minister for the purposes of this subsection.

             (3)  For the purposes of this Act, restricted goods are goods:

                     (a)  that, if imported, would be prohibited imports; and

                     (b)  that are prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this definition.

             (4)  This section has effect only for purposes related to external affairs, including:

                     (a)  for purposes related to giving effect to an international agreement to which Australia is a party; and

                     (b)  for purposes related to addressing matters of international concern.

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