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Courts in which offences may be prosecuted

  (1)   Prosecutions for offences against this Division may be brought in the Federal Court of Australia or in any other court of competent jurisdiction.

  (2)   However, the Federal Court of Australia does not have jurisdiction to hear or determine prosecutions for indictable offences, despite section   15C of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

  (3)   The Federal Court of Australia has jurisdiction to hear and determine prosecutions of summary offences against this Division.

  (4)   Also, section   4J (except subsection   4J(2)) of the Crimes Act 1914 applies in relation to the Federal Court of Australia and an indictable offence against this Division in the way in which that section would apply if that court were a court of summary jurisdiction.

Note:   Section   4J of the Crimes Act 1914 lets a court of summary jurisdiction try indictable offences in certain circumstances and subject to limits on the penalties the court can impose.

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